Tag: electricity

Three Phase Electricity Basics and Calculations electrical engineering

Hey there, guys. Paul here from TheEngineeringMindset.com. In this video, we’re going to be learning more about three phase electricity. We’ll cover how three phases are generated, how we get two voltages from a three phase system, what do cycle and hertz mean, where the sine wave comes from, and how to calculate the voltages. […]

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What is CURRENT– electric current explained, electricity basics

Hey there, guys, Paul here from TheEngineeringMindset.com. In this video, we’re going to be discussing electrical current. We’ll be looking at what is current, the different types of current, how to check the ratings of your electrical devices. As well as how we use safety features to save you from being electrocuted. Current is the […]

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Electric Vocabulary

I’m going to try to shine a historical light on our language, and tell you a story about the electric vocabulary. It all begins over 2,600 years ago. An ancient Greek, called Thales of Miletus, is thought to be the first person to observe what we would today call electrical phenomena. He discovered that a […]

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What’s a Watt? | Basic Electrical Terms Explained

Does it seem to you like electricians speak their own language? Between GFCIs, breakers, watts, and amps, and circuits it’s hard to know what the heck they are talking about. So let’s take a minute to explain some of the more common electrical terms so you know what’s going on in your house. First, you […]

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Are Electric Cars Really More Environmentally Friendly?

[INTRO ♪] Telling people that buying an electric car is a great way to fight climate change is a pretty reliable way to start an argument in some circles. People will say that you still burn fossil fuels with electric cars – it just happens at the power plant instead of the engine. And while […]

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The Pain of Electricity (AC versus DC)

Hi. One of the common questions is that: what kind of electricity hurts more? AC (alternating current) or DC (direct current)? So, I’m going to measure the electricity pain level on a human’s body, which is myself. But first, let’s measure the resistance of the skin on tongue and fingers for reference. So first, let’s […]

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Dog Given an Electric Shock

It’s quite common for dogs, particularly puppies, to chew electrical cables, and this can be extremely serious because obviously if you’re chewing a live electric cable, it can give you a massive electric shock. If you suspect that your dog has had an electric shock, if they are unconscious, it’s really important that you turn […]

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Electric Eels – “Eel-ectricity” | As electric as it gets | smart

Hey guys, ready for an unplugged song? Fish, please! We´re fully electric. Say eel-ectricity Say eel-ectricity Say eel-ectricity It´s eel-ectricity Baby, take a cruise Catch yourself a high wave Make the smart move Don´t be missing the buzz Cool enough for school We ain´t never shallow Infinitely juiced Join the motion with us! Welcome to […]

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Grounding and Shielding of electric circuits

There are two purposes for the grounding and shielding of electric circuits. The first purpose is safety. The second purpose is to reduce electromagnetic interference. The ground of a circuit is the part of the circuit that is defined as zero volts. However, it is only meaningful to talk about the difference in voltage between […]

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