The force that causes an electric current to flow through a circuit. It is measured in volts. The greater the voltage, the greater the flow of electrical current.
A measurement of electricity. This measurement describes how fast the electrons are moving, and how likely the electricity is to overcome resistance.
Electrical potential difference. The unit of measure is the Volt.
Electromotive pressure that forces current through an electrical conductor. The difference of potential between any two conductors of a circuit.
Voltage is a measure of the energy required to move a charge from one point to another. A difference in the amount of electric charge between two points creates a difference in potential energy, measured in "volts," which causes electrons to flow from an area with more electrons to an area with fewer, producing an electric current. [Go to source
1. Term used to indicate the electrical potential or electromotive force in an electrical circuit. 2. Voltage or electrical pressure which causes current to flow. 3. Electromotive force.
Also called electromotive force. Voltage is a quantitative expression of the potential difference in charge between two points in an electrical field. The greater the voltage, the greater the flow of electrical current (that is, the quantity of charge carriers that pass a fixed point per unit of time) through a conducting or semiconducting medium for a given resistance to the flow. Voltage is symbolized by an uppercase italic letter V or E.
the difference in electric potential, expressed in volts, between two points.
A measurement of the electromotive force in an electrical circuit or device expressed in volts.
a measure of energy available to move electrons; the push that makes the electrons move
Force that causes electrons to flow in a conductor.
Voltage is the electrical pressure measured in volts.
A measured electric potential, in volts.
(Volts) A measurement of electricity in terms of pressure. This determines the power of your appliance, etc.
pressure at which a circuit operates. Expressed in volts.
The pressure at which electric current is available. The UK standard voltage is 240 Volts. The American standard is 110 Volts.
Amount of electrical potential required to force one amp of current flow in a circuit against one ohm of resistance.
amount of energy per unit charge. Measure in Volts
The electronic measure of pressure (force of electron charge) difference expressed in units of Volts.
The unit of electromotive force or electric pressure. It is the electromotive force which, if steadily applied to a circuit having a resistance of one ohm, will produce a current of one ampere. When two charges have a difference of potential the electric force that results is called electromotive force (emf). The unit used to indicate the strength of the emf is the volt. The terms potential, electromotive force (emf), and voltage are often used interchangeably.
The Electromotive Force (EMF) or Potential difference. The unit of measurement is the Volt. The symbol is 'V"
units = Volts (DC) or Volts RMS (AC). The term used to designate the electrical energy, differential that exists between two points and is capable of producing the flow of current when a closed path is connected between the two points.
It is a term used for the electromotive pressure or force that exists across a voltage source or a load in a circuit. It is measured in volt.
DIY, Electronics: The electric pressure between two points that produces a flow of current when a closed circuit is connected between the two points. Also called Electromotive Force, Potential or Potential Difference.
a colloquial term which could mean either emf or potential difference. It usually means potential difference. If you know which one you mean it is better to use the more exact term.
electrical potential or electromotive force; basic unit of voltage is the volt
The driving force that makes electrons flow.
A measure of electrical potential difference. One volt is the potential difference needed in a circuit to make one Ampere flow, dissipating one Watt of heat.
The energy potential from a source that can produce a flow of electricity in a circuit; expressed in volts.
Potential difference between two points. The measurement of electrical potential in a conductor.
A measure of the amount of electrical energy supplied to each charge.
sufficient pressure to cause electrical current to flow
(1) The term used to signify electrical pressure. Voltage is a force that causes current to flow through an electrical conductor. (2) The voltage of a circuit is the greatest effective difference of potential between any two conductors of the circuit.
The flow of electrons through a conductor to obtain electrical current.
Measured in volts is the potential difference between two points in ana electric circuit.
Is a term used to indicate the potential difference in a circuit, Voltage is also known as the pressure which causes current to flow. also expressed as electro motive force (EMF).
A specific quantity of electrical force.
The amount of electrical pressure that forces electricity to flow in power lines. 110 V in the USA and Japan, and 220 V in most other countries. Three-phase voltage is 380 V.
Electrical potential able to move charge in a current; Unit: volt [V
Electromotive force, or difference in electrical potential, expressed in volts.
Electrical potential energy per unit charge that will be possessed by a charged particle at a certain point in space.
The unit of electromotive force that causes current when included in a closed circuit. One volt causes a current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm.
the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts
a difference in electrical states, or the difference between two potentials
a POTENTIAL and measure the magnitude of the difference in charges between the two sides of the membrane, or more generally, between the two poles
a 'potential' to cause current to flow though a resistance
a sort of "electric pressure," gauging the electric force acting on ions or electrons (or more accurately, the amount of energy they might obtain from that force). In electric devices such as are used in the home, increasing the voltage increases the current——just as increasing the pressure driving water through a pipe increases its flow rate. (The scientific term is "potential" or "potential difference".)
Measured in volts (V), the electrical potential between two points. One volt of potential causes one ampere of current to flow through a resistance of one ohm. The open-circuit voltage of a silicon solar cell is about half a volt; the operating voltage of a lead-acid cell is about two volts.
Voltage in an electric system is much like pressure in a water pipe. In a water system, pressure is needed to move water through a pipe. In an electric system, voltage is needed to send power through a wire.
The potential difference of a cell, electrical supply or electric component. It is measured in volts, V. Electricity and magnetism
A measure of electric potential, which is the condition that causes electric energy to flow. Voltage has the following characteristics: a push or force, does nothing by itself, has the potential to do work, appears between two points, and is always there.
Electrical force, or pressure, that causes current to flow in a circuit.
A device used to measure voltage by finding the potential voltage between two points.
electrical potential of an object. The difference in voltage between two points linked by a conductor produces the circulation of an electric current. It is measured in volts (V). The terms potential, electromotive force (emf), and voltage are often used interchangeably. The household voltage in Buenos Aires is 220 V.
electrical pressure or the work required to move a positive test between two points within an electric field.
The electrical "pressure" that creates the flow of current.
The force or strength of the electrical pressure in a circuit.
The potential electrical difference for electron flow from one line to another in an electrical circuit.
Electrical pressure that causes current to flow through a conductor. Its unit of measurement is the volt.
Is the push of the charged particles refers to also as potential difference. Electrons travel towards the higher potential (voltage) measured in the volt.
The difference in electrical potential, or electromotive force between the terminals of a source of electricity. It is usually measured in volts.
Measurement for the electromotive force, or the pressure of electricity.
The potential difference in an electric circuit. Analogous to the pressure on fluid flowing in a pipe.
Voltage difference between two points in a circuit. Usually one of the points is called "common ground" or if the common is connected to earth it is called "earth ground"
(V) The difference in electrical protential between two points in a circuit. It's the push or pressure behind current flow through a circuit. One volt (V) is the difference in potential required to move one coulomb of charg between two points in a circuit, consuming one joule of energy. In other words, one volt (V) is equal to one ampere of current (I) flowing through one ohm of resistance (R), or V = IR.
The electrical force that pushes current through resistive loads and is measured in volts.
The force which pushes electricity through a wire.
The difference of electric potential between two electrodes (expressed in volts (V) or kilovolts (kV)).
The measurement of the "intensity" of electricity.
The unit of "electromotive force" or "electric pressure" analogous to water pressure in a water piping system that is a measure of the push or force which causes electricity to flow. It is the "electromotive force" of one (1) volt that, if steadily applied to a Circuit having a Resistance of one ohm, will produce a current of one (1) ampere.
Voltage is what pushes current through wires. The unit for voltage is Volts (V). A common prefix for voltage in a power system is "kilo" (k) or thousand. Typically, CMP refers to the voltage of power lines and equipment in terms of "kV" or kilovolts.
The force that pushes electrical current along wires and cables.
Voltage is the rating of the amount of electrical pressure that causes electricity to flow in the power line. If electricity were water, voltage would measure the amount of pressure at the faucet.
The difference in electrical potential that exists between two points in a circuit measured in volts.
Electrical pressure; the force that causes current in an electrical conductor.
The value of an electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts.
The electrical force pushing electrons to obtain electrical current.
A measurement of the pressure of electricity going through a wire.
The measurement of the force which causes electrical current to flow in a conductor.
The pressure behind the flow of electricity.
A measure of electrical potential. One volt is the amount of electrical energy required to cause a current of 1 amp to flow through a resistor of 1 ohm. A voltage will flow from a source of higher voltage (potential) to an object at a lower voltage (potential). A voltage charge becomes stationary, or static, on a surface when there is no way for it to drain away because there is no path to ground or the charged material is an insulator.
The term most often used to designate electrical pressure that exists between two points and is capable of producing a flow of current when a closed circuit is connected between the two points. Voltage is measured in volts, millivolts, microvolts and kilovolts. The terms electromotive force (emf), potential, potential difference and voltage drop are often referred to as voltage.
Electromotive force or potential difference, usually expressed in volts.
The force pushing electrical current along wires and cables.
The pressure or force that pushes the electrons through a conductor. Voltage does not flow, but causes amperage or current to flow. Voltage is sometimes termed electromotive force (EMF) or difference in potential.
Term used to designate electrical pressure or force that causes current to flow.
A measure of electrical potential, expressed in volts (V).
An electrical potential which is measured in volts.
The force that causes a current to flow in an electrical circuit. Analogous to pressure in hydraulics, voltage is often referred to as electrical pressure. The voltage of a motor is usually determined by the supply to which it is being attached. NEMA requires that the motor be able to carry their rated horsepower at nameplate voltage plus or minus 10% although not necessarily at the rated temperature rise.
A measurement of electrical potential expressed in volts.
Electromotive force or difference of potential. E=IR, where I is current and R is resistance.
Electrical potential. There are two types: AC(alternating), like the kind in a wall outlet, and DC (direct), like the kind in a battery.
The term applied to the difference in potential between two points as established by a separation of opposite charges.
The driving force behind the flow of electricity somewhat like pressure is in a water pipe. Most homes are wired with '110' and '220' volt lines. The '110' volt power is used for lighting and most of the other circuits. The '220' volt power is usually used for the kitchen stove, water heater and dryer. (The terms '110' and '220' volts are a short hand, e.g. a '110' volt line is usually rated at 117 volts plus or minus 10%).
a measure of electrical potential. One volt causes one ampere of current to flow through one ohm of resistance.
The term most often used in place of electromotive force, potential, potential difference or voltage drop, to designate electric pressure that exists between two points and is capable of producing a flow of current when a closed circuit is connected between the two points.
The force required to move electrons through a conducting medium; determines the quantity of electrons or current flowing through a specific conductor or device. Also known as electromotive force (emf) or potential, abbreviated V and symbolized by E. The potential difference in electric charge between two terminals of a source of electrical energy, measured in volts.
A measure of the electric pressure that pushes electric current through a circuit (just as pressure causes water to flow in a pipe); measured in volts or kilovolts
An electrical potential which can be measured in volts.
The difference in electrical potential between any two conductors or between a conductor and ground. It is a measure of the electric energy per electron that electrons can acquire and/or give up as they move between the two conductors.
The electric potential difference that drives the current through a circuit, or the force of electrical pressure.
electrical force or pressure (measured in volts)
A measure of the potential difference (force or pressure) in electrical systems.
Can be thought of as electrical "pressure," the force that moves electricity. It is not an indication of electrical capacity, because the same pressure can exist in a tiny capillary and a huge viaduct which have very different capacities. Also known as electromotive force and electrical potential. (See Amperage)
measurement of electrical pressure.
A measure of the force or “push” given the electrons in an electric circuit, a measure of electric potential.
A measure of the force or "push" given the electrons in an electrical circuit; a measure of electrical potential. One volt produces one amp when acting against a resistance of one ohm.
A derivative electrical quantity, measured in the unit of volts and defined in terms of the independently obtained amp, unit of resistance.
Measure of electrical potential; the electrical "pressure" that forces an electrical current to flow through a closed circuit.
The force which causes the current to flow through an electrical conductor.
Voltage is the driving force that pushes electricity through an electrical circuit. A high voltage will push a large amount of electricity or current through a wire. Measured in Volts (V).
A term referring to electrical force or potential. A technical synonym for voltage is emf or "electromotive force." Voltage is the parameter of electricity which causes current to flow when a circuit is completed. Voltage is always present in an energized line, whether or not the circuit is complete (i.e., whether or not current flows).
the rate at which energy is drawn from a source that produces a flow of electricity in a circuit. Expressed in volts (V)
A measure of the push or force which transmits electricity.
The electric potential which exists between two components in an electrical system. Lamps are rated in terms of wattage at a specific voltage. Operating a lamp at another voltage from that which it is rated may cause the lamp to burn at less than full intensity or to burn out very quickly. See Also: Wattage Lamp
The magnitude of an electromotive force. Expressed in volts.
Measured in volts, voltage is the electrical pressure inside an electronic circuit. (Think of voltage as the swiftness of the water in a river. The faster the current, the greater the amount of force.) Safety rule - volts hurt
the measure of the amount of force that "pushes" an electric current..
Potential difference between two electrodes; a measure of the chemical potential for a redox reaction to occur.
A meausre of the electrical potential, expressed in volts (V). Voltage is the "force" that pushes electrical current through a conductor.
Electrical potential difference expressed in volts.
Electrical potential of electromotive force expressed in volts.
The measurement of the force of electricity.
The force that pushes electric current through impedance/resistance; electromotive force or potential difference expressed in volts.
the electrical "pressure" that causes current in a circuit
The force applied to a conductor to free electrons, causing electrical current to flow.
A measure of electrical potential (the force that causes the movement of electrical charge). The presence of a voltage creates an electric field.
Measure of electric potential. Typically 120 volts is required to operate corded power tools.
The difference in potential between two points; or the difference in static charges between two points.
Electrical difference that causes current to flow.
Electricity is caused by creating a higher electric charge at one point in a conductor than at another. This potential difference is called voltage.
Electric potential or potential difference expressed in volts.
A measure of the force which makes electrons move or provides potential for them to move.
The measurement of the amount of force on a unit charge because of the surrounding charges.
differences in potential (or electric state) related to the electrical forces that 'push' charges through a conductor. Can be thought of as the pressure which pushes electricity through a wire.
A type of "pressure" that drives electrical charges through a circuit. Higher voltage lines generally carry power longer distances.
Electrical potential or electromotive force expressed in volts.
The electrical pressure available to cause a flow of current (amperage) when an electrical circuit is closed.
A measure of electromotive push on an electron. Voltage Drop
A measure of electrical potential. Most homes are wired with 110 and 220 volt lines. The 110 volt power is used for lighting and most of the other circuits. The 220 volt power is usually used for the kitchen range, hot water heater and dryer.
In physics, the electrical potential of a given system at a given point determines the ratio of potential energy-to-electric charges at that point. The electrical potential is therefore a scalar field with units of energy per unit of electric charge (joules/coulomb = volt). The electric field is the negative gradient of the electrical potential.
Measure of the force of moving electrical energy.
A unit of measuring electrical pressure, all batteries are rated in volts DC (Direct Current).
Electrical pressure that can do work.
The amount of energy available to move a certain number of electrons from one point to another in an electrical circuit.
A unit of electromotive force that, when applied to conductors, will produce current in the conductors.
The International System of Units measure of the potential difference between two electrical points, i.e. between line and neutral conductors. Voltage is the electrical pressure which forces the current to flow in a conductor such as a wire.
The amount of electromotive force, measured in volts, that exists between two points.
The force, or pressure, of electricity that exists between two points and is capable of producing a flow of current when a closed circuit is connected between the two points. Also known as "potential." For instructional purposes, voltage is often compared to water pressure.
The amount of potential difference across two points in a circuit.
Voltage is the difference of electrical potential between two points of an electrical or electronic circuit, expressed in volts "voltage", A Dictionary of Physics. Ed. John Daintith.