Common Units of Electrical Energy

While studying the basic electrical energy definition and principles are important, you’ll also need to know some formulas and equations as you continue exploring electrical energy. Many of these formulas use the same symbols to signify particular units. We’ve included a table of some of the most common units of electrical energy for your reference, as […]

Is Electrical Energy Regarded as Potential or Kinetic?

If you’ve studied energy before, you know that energy can fall into two different main categories: potential and kinetic. Potential energy is essentially stored energy. When atoms’ valence electrons are kept from jumping around, that atom is able to hold–and store–potential energy. On the other hand, kinetic energy is essentially energy that moves or moves something else. Kinetic energy transfers […]

Electricity vs Electric Energy

While these terms sound similar, electric energy and electricity are not the same thing. While all electricity is the result of electric energy, not all electric energy is electricity. According to Khan Academy, energy is defined as the measurement of an object’s ability to do work. In physics, “work” is the energy to an object in order to […]

What Is Electrical Energy? Explanation and Examples

Electrical energy is an important concept that helps run the world as we know it. In the U.S. alone, the average family uses 10,649 kilowatthours (kWh) per year, which is enough electrical energy to brew over 120,000 pots of coffee! But understanding what electrical energy is and how it works can be tricky. That’s why we’ve put […]

11 Points Every Electrician Should Know

1. If you are not using a torque wrench to tighten electrical connections chances are you are over tightening connections and damaging the conductors. Additionally, over tightening bolts stress the material and the bolt can fail during an electrical fault. Most electricians over tighten connections (other than overlooking a connection and leaving it loose by accident). […]