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# What is the basic difference between current and voltage?

Question #108216. Asked by ErumSaeed. (Aug 22 09 11:15 PM)

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Current is a measure of how quickly electric charge is moving from one place to another. In the case of current in wires, it measures how many electrons flow past a particular point in a given time. It is usually measured in amperes.

Voltage (also called electric potential difference) is a measure of the force that is causing the current to flow. It is usually measured in volts.

The two are related, because a larger force pushing the current will result in a larger current.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohm%27s_law

 Aug 23 09, 12:44 AM
ErumSaeed

thanks

 Aug 23 09, 1:49 AM

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