Mains Electricity

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Name the three pins in a three-pin plug?
Earth, Neutral and Live
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What happens to the fuse if a large amount of electricity flows through the live wire?
It will melt
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Why should electricians wear rubber soled boots?
They will not be earthed because rubber has a high resistance so much less current can flow through them
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How is electrical power calculated?
Current x Voltage
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Give two uses of an LDR (Light Dependent Resistor)?
Security Lights and Digital Cameras.
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What does it mean if a resistor is ohmic?
It follows ohms law: the ration of V/I is constant
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What is current measured in?
Amps
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What is the frequency of A.C. In the Uk mains electricity supply?
50 Hz
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What is potential differnce?
Wok done per coulomb of charge
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How is charge (Q) calculated?
Current x Time
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5 bulbs are in series with a cell of 10V and 7A What is the voltage and current of each bulb.
2V and 7A
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How quickly can a RCCB cut off the electricity supply?
40ms
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How does a magnetic circuit breaker work?
The electromagnet increases in strength when the current increases. This pulls the iron pivot down, breaking the circuit.
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Give one advantage of a RCCB or MCB over a fuse.
They can be reset
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What happens to the fuse if a large amount of electricity flows through the live wire?

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It will melt

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Why should electricians wear rubber soled boots?

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How is electrical power calculated?

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