Electrical Circuits P16.2

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A Cell: This is necessary to push electrons around a complete circuit. A battery consists of 2 or more cells.
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A Switch: Enables the current in a circuit to be switched on or off.
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Light Bulb: Its a light bulb!
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A diode: This allows current through in one direction only.
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LED (light emitting diode): Emits light when current passes through it.
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Ammeter: Used to measure electrical current.
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Fixed resistor: Limits the current in a circuit.
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Variable resistor: Allows the current to be varied.
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Fuse: Breaks the circuit if the current exceeds a certain amount.
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A heater: Designed to transfer electrical energy to, heat surroundings.
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Voltmeter: Used to measure potential difference
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What is electrical charge?
Electrical charge is a flow of charge due to electrons being forced to move.
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What is electrical current measured in;?
Amps
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What is electrical charge measured in?
Coulombs
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A Switch: Enables the current in a circuit to be switched on or off.

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Light Bulb: Its a light bulb!

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A diode: This allows current through in one direction only.

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LED (light emitting diode): Emits light when current passes through it.

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