DC - Basic Concepts

Discussion in 'Feedback and Suggestions' started by Unregistered, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Unregistered

    Thread Starter Guest

    "With electricity, the overall effect from one end of a conductor to the other happens at the speed of light: a swift 186,000 miles per second!!!"

    The speed of the electricity in a copper cable without insulation is 96% of the speed of light and can drop down to 66% the speed of light on a coaxial cable.
  2. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    The key phrase,

    It doesn't invalidate this sentence, but the actual speed of an electron is much slower, inches per minute I believe.

    We are talking about the electric field and the conductors response to it.