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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STATIC AND CURRENT ELECTRICITY

Introduction to electricity current: Everyone should know about types of electricity, these are Static Electricity and Current Electricity.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STATIC AND CURRENT ELECTRICITY?

STATIC ELECTRICITY

The word static means that something that is motionless or not changing or in simple words something not moves. Means when electricity does gather at one place is known as Static Electricity. When an object is rub against another object static charge will create. For example –

CURRENT ELECTRICITY

When electrons or electric charges move, they carry electrical energy from one place to another and this is known as electric current or current electricity. For example –

Lightning is also caused due to static electricity. As clouds move all the way through the sky, they rub against the air around them. This makes them build up a vast electric charge. Eventually, when the charge is big enough, it leaps to the Earth as a bolt of lightning.

When static electricity (built up in one place) turns to current electricity (flowing from one place to another) Lightning happens.

Two important parameters of Electricity are Voltage and Current. Voltage and Current have two different types: Alternating or Direct.

ALTERNATING SIGNAL

Alternating means changing its cycle from positive to negative and vice versa. We get Alternating supply in the household.

AC-wave

DIRECT SIGNAL

Direct means constant supply with fixed polarity of terminals positive and negative. Battery is an example of direct power supply.

DC-wave

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