The Need to Regulate the Electricity Flow

March 2, 2023 0

josh-olalde-X1P1_EDNnok-unsplash-500x334 The Need to Regulate the Electricity Flow

Electricity like other different energy sources has its aspects. All these aspects define the working of electricity and its end result. These aspects simply are resistance, voltage, and current. Three of them combine to produce the required effort. Therefore, they need to be in the optimum condition as per the connected device.

They are computed as per Ohm’s law.

Ohm’s law

The law states that the current is directly proportional to voltage and inversely to its resistance given that temperature remains constant and the circuit is in a fixed linear resistance. This has given a formula E = I x R; where E is the voltage, I is current, and R is the resistance. Voltage has a unit called volts, the current has a unit called amps, while resistance’s unit is called ohm as per the name of the law and the scientist.

Resistance of the Ohm is constant for different conductors and appliances. On the other hand, volts, and amps are regulated to achieve the required condition. Only in the presence of this condition, the devices can function and deliver the required effects.

How does regulating them affect the devices attached?

First electrical systems are installed. These include some delicacies and hence electrical estimating services are availed against the electrical drawings. Then the required materials are acquired and used to fabricate and install the required systems.

On these systems, electrical devices and appliances are used. They are designed to some specific range of voltage and current. This way, they only operate in that range. In the case of any other amount, there are undesired results and mishaps. That is why, they are regulated in the right measurements at the power stations, during transmission, and before connecting devices.

These are manners in which, regulating both voltage and current, affects its usage:

The appliance is safe

The circuitry inside the appliance is delicate enough that it burns just as the measure of current increases over the range. Also, as the current increases so do the voltage. This way, the appliance is damaged as regulation fails. Therefore, the current should stay within that range to function properly.

The overall circuit is safe

The same goes for the main circuit and the subcircuits. As the amount of current and voltage exceeds the given range, it causes a fire and the circuit breaks. This also affects all the connected appliances at the same time.

The fittings are not harmed

Just as something wrong happens to the circuit and the appliances, the physical surrounding too gets the damage. The heat can melt plastic or its composites in no time. On the other hand, it can melt the metal around in course of a little time. These materials often make the fitting for circuitry and hence sustain damage in case the current goes above the range.

The appliance cannot function

While as current and voltage exceed, they cause the appliance to burn, in case it falls below the range, the appliance does not function. Every part and position of circuitry inside the appliance needs to get both current and voltage in the right measure. If that is not the case the right energy is not produced and the appliance does not work. It can also cause the appliance to malfunction and lead to getting broken.


Electricity is an important energy source. But to make it function properly, it needs to be in the right condition. The aspects that describe its function are current, voltage, and resistance. While resistance is constant for different materials, current and voltage are regulated to deliver the right results. These regulations cast important effects on appliances and circuitry. These effects are discussed in the article.

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