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Does Electricity Travel Through the Air?

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Electricity Leaking into the Air. Electricity will not leak from one wire or conductor to another without the help of something that will provide a low resistance, which will enable the connection.

Problem of a Cut Electrical Wire

Electrical Question: I accidentally cut my neighbor’s wire to the light in his garden shed. It is in Europe where the voltage is 240 volt AC. He is claiming that the electricity leaked out from one cleanly cut wire end to the other through the air (ie: from the live wire end to the neutral wire end) and cost him 2000 Euros extra on his electric bill over a period of two months. Is this likely?….is it even possible?

This electrical wiring question came from Bill, in Italy, Other.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bill.

Electricity Leaking into the Air

This is an interesting question, and I understand the technicalities, so let me attempt to shed some light.

As for the question as to electricity leaking through the air from one conductor to another:

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I have a great admiration for Nikola Tesla and others who produced great inventions that make it possible for us to enjoy the great benefits of electricity. Nikola Tesla had conducted many experiments with transmitting and receiving  frequencies through the earth and harnessing electricity from the atmosphere, or the either as it was then referred to.

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