Shock current path

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by serpfra, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. serpfra

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    I'm trying to understand electrical safety from In conventional flow notation the electrons moves from + to -?

    In electron flow notation electrons moves from - to +?

    Is the next circuit a conventional flow notation or electron flow notation?If it is an electron flow notation I'm lost:(

  2. Kermit2

    AAC Fanatic!

    Feb 5, 2010
    It is an electron flow.

    electrons have NEGATIVE electric charge potential.

    Doesn't matter what the voltages are when measured. The one which is negative in respect to the other will be the SOURCE of physical electron flow.

    Most math involved in bias and amplification electronics doesn't care WHAT is flowing, so anyway that is comfortable for your understanding is proper.

    The math works both ways for 99% of the situations, it's the human element and trying to understand the glaring opposites of reality vs. convention that causes problems.

    Rest assured that whatever you decide is appropriate will not matter as it relates to your future use and enjoyment of electronics.
  3. edgetrigger


    Dec 19, 2010
    conventional or actual flow of electron, in either case shock is felt if it flows through.
  4. serpfra

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jan 2, 2011
    Thanks for your help :)