Most modern societies depend on electricity. It involves our lives in so many ways. The number of ways electricity contribute to everyday living is truly mind boggling. Electricity is a powerful force, and shouldn’t be taken for granted. When electrical services are needed, always call on a skilled professional to serve your electricity needs. It can be very dangerous in the hands who don’t know how work it. Burley Electrical Services is always ready to help you no matter how small or big your electrical project is!
Burley Electrical Services would like to give you some interesting and amazing fun facts concerning electricity.
1. Electricity travels at the speed of light; moving at a whopping 186,00 miles per hour.
2. A single spark of static electricity can measure up to 3,000 volts.
3. Lightning bolts move at approximately 136,000 miles an hour and reaching temperatures up to 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightening is a discharge of electricity in the atmosphere.
4. Electric eels can deliver 500 volts in hunting and self-defense tactics.
5. When a bird perches on one power line it doesn’t get electrocuted. It’s only when a circuit is created by flapping a wing, or something similar, into another power line that a bird would get electrocuted.
6. When two positive charges meet, they repel off each other. The same for two negative charges, but when a negative meets a positive, they attract each other.
7. Coal is the leading source for producing electricity. How it’s done is the coal is burned in furnaces that boil water. The steam that is created then spins turbines that are attached to generators.
8. Electricity causes muscle cells in your heart to contract. ECG (electrocardiogram) machines, used in the medical field, measure the electricity going through your heart. As your beats, the ECG machine displays a line moving across the screen with regular spikes.
9. Benjamin Franklin conducted extensive research in the 18th century. He went on to invent many electrical discoveries, including the lightning rod. The lightening rod conducts a lightning strike through a grounded wire, protecting the building.
10. Electric current is measured in amperes or amps, and electric potential is measured in volts.
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There are thousands of facts concerning electricity. But whenever you find yourself in need of an electrician, Burley Electrical Service, Inc. has skilled, licensed professionals who have the experience to give you any electrical service you may need! Contact us today!