Electricity - Its Uses In The World Of Today

Electricity is a form of energy. When it is cloudy and rains, one can easily spot lightning in the sky, which is accompanied with a roaring noise called thunder. Basically, electricity is already available in nature. Humans found a way to create it and used it to meet various needs.

‘Discovery’ of electricity
Some people believe that electricity was discovered by Benjamin Franklin. However, that’s not the truth. His experiments showed the connection between lightning and electricity.

Some researchers have found evidence in ancient roman sites such as pots with copper sheets inside that hints at them being used a batteries to produce light. Such ancient batteries were also found in Baghdad.

Further along the centuries, scientists kept experimenting with electricity and created various ways to produce viable electrical products.

And then came the path-breaker – the incandescent filament bulb that would stay lit for hours. From there on, there was no looking back and over years, this wondrous force has affected human lives in many different ways and today no one can imagine life without it.

From the morning to the night, it would be impossible to get through the day without using electricity in one way or the other.

How it reaches you
Electricity is sent to homes or other places via wires and cables. These can be of various types, sizes and forms.

A Power Cable is the basic component of any electrical system. You will find many different types of cables in the market to suit the different technical requirements of the function they would be used for.

Some people are surprised when they find that the new power cables they have put in are unable to last long. There are several factors that come into play here. The power cables may have come from different manufacturers and so would have different longevity periods. Then the power cables may have been placed or installed incorrectly, poorly installed cables would definitely have a shorter lifespan as compared to properly installed ones.

It is strongly recommended that any installation of wires is carried out by a licensed electrician only since faulty installation will only lead to accidents. Several rules and regulations have been set in place by authorities to ensure correct electrical wiring in projects so that all safety measures are observed.

Protection of wires and cables against abrasion is done by coating them with a material that’s resistant to electricity. PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC) is an easily available material used for coating wires and cables. PVC insulated wires are used widely in diverse electrical applications. The use of PVC makes these wires impervious to flame, moisture and abrasion. It also keeps them safe from acids, ozone, solvents and even gasoline. 

Insulation adds to the life, usage, and durability of the wires as well. The temperature range of PVC coated wires ranges from -55 degrees Celsius to +105 degrees Celsius, making them fit for many industrial uses too.

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