7 Facts about Electricity

Electricity is a fascinating subject and it has now become the lifeline of modern civilization. Can you imagine your life without electricity?

But, do you know the different facets of electricity? Stay tuned as we explore electricity and its related topics over the coming 7 weeks; right here on the Powermatic website.

To begin with, here are 7 facts about electricity:

1. Electricity plays an important role in the way our heart functions. Muscle cells in the heart are contracted by electricity that runs through our body. Electrocardiogram (ECG) machines are used in hospitals to measure the electricity flowing through a patient’s heart, displaying a line that spikes with every heartbeat.
2. A refrigerator uses less electricity than a PlayStation 3.
3. Electricity is the cause of more than 140,000 fires each year, resulting in 400 deaths, 4,000 injuries and $1.6 billion in property damage.
4. LED light bulbs use about one-sixth of the electricity that conventional bulbs do, cost about a quarter as much to use and last about 40 times longer.
5. The first successful electric car was built in 1891 by American inventor William Morrison.
6. Someone took the trouble to calculate this, and we’re going to take their word for it: you would need about 648 AA batteries to power a human being for a day (based on 1 calorie = 4.2 Joules).
7. There is a pedal powered cinema in which one person on a cycle can generate enough power to show a film to an audience of hundreds. It is used in schools in Africa where they do not have electricity.

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