Current and Amps: What are they?

This explains what electric current and amps are using animations and practical examples. Along the way it also shows what charge and coulombs are, and the amps is coulombs per second. Also cleared up is conventional current, and Benjamin Franklin's involvement, and that current also comes in the form of moving ions, corona, sparks and arcs.

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See also:

Voltage/Volts: What is it? Eg.Load in a Circuit

Dissectible Capacitor/Leyden Jar - How it Works (1280x720)

How to Make/Build a Lifter or Ionocraft

Star Trek Enterprise Model with Ion Propulsion added (1280x720)

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3D modelling and animation done using Blender 2.71.

Music used throughout:
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