Identifying and Measuring Electrical Current
What is electrical current and how is it measured?
How to Identify and Measuring Electrical Current
Question: What is electrical current?
This electrical question came from: Bruhan, a Student from Ghana
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Thanks for your electrical question Bruhan.
Bruhan, current is the flow of electricity. The electrical current that is consumed is identified as watts or amperes. The amount of electrical current that consumed can be measured by using electrical meters such as an ammeter or a watt hour meter.
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