# Understanding The Flow Of Electricity

In a nutshell, electricity is the movement of electric energy through conducting materials. An electrical circuit consists of two parts: an electric power source and parts that convert the electrical energy to other forms of energy use for our lives. Many people understand electricity and how it works. Electricity is a very important part of modern-day technology, which is why there are so many different sources for it.

## Where does electricity come from?

First of all, electricity is a form of electromagnetic radiation created by objects with an electric field interacting with each other. This interaction produces an invisible but very strong charge. This charge is actually a combination of high and low voltages. The amount of potential energy (HV) is actually measured in volts, because it takes a smaller amount of energy to bring about the same change in voltage as one volt of energy yields the same change in potential energy. The amount of electricity you see flowing around in your house is actually a combination of the amount of electricity in the power supply and the amount of potential energy, it is pulling from the power grid.

The electrons that make up a conductor are negatively charged particles that move in an electrostatic manner when they contact a surface. When they contact the surface they create a current, which is the electricity flow. The conductor is like a magnet because all metals have a certain amount of magnetism. The more magnetism a material has, the stronger its ability to hold charges.

The other type of electricity flows through metal, as a conductive substance. These substances are called metals. There are three types of metals: stainless steel, tin, and copper. There are also alloys that combine the properties of these metals, creating a metal that combines the beneficial characteristics of both.

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When you look at a piece of metal and draw it, you will notice that it is a combination of several different types of metal. One of those metals has a positive charge on the top and bottom while having a negative charge on the middle. This makes the metal conductive, and the area between the two layers is called a conductive path. The areas that are filled with an electrical charge are called conductors. A good example of a conductive path is the wire that is used in a home electrical current system.

There are many different types of electricity flows in a home or in a building. These include the direct current (DC) that flows through electrical circuits, and the alternating current (AC). The third kind of flow is referred to as stored energy, which is the only one that uses an outside source for its energy storage. The majority of homes and buildings use DC for their power, while AC is often used for alternating current. The stored energy uses a bank of batteries that store energy that can then be used when it is needed.