How Fast Does Electricity Travel?

Answer

The maximum speed of electricity is the speed of light, or 186,000 miles per second. However, since most electricity is traveling through wires it gets slowed down by the resistance. It can be slowed down to as much as only 60 percent the speed of light.
Q&A Related to "How Fast Does Electricity Travel"
Electricity travels through anything that will conduct electricity, such as copper. It will also travel through water, which is why it will travel through humans trying to get to
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Science/Physics/how...
Depends on the medium through which it is traveling.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_fast_does_electricit...
Spinning In most forms of electric generation, mechanical rotating energy is turned into electricity in coal, nuclear and geothermal power plants, where water is heated into hot steam
http://www.ehow.com/how_5148746_electricity-travel...
The moon's orbital speed is an average of 1.023 kilometers per second. This allows the moon to completely orbit the earth in about 27.3 days.You can find more information here:
http://www.ask.com/web-answers/Science/Other/how_f...
Explore this Topic
Subsonic is measured to be as fast as any speed that is slower than the speed of sound. If something is traveling at the speed of sound, it is considered transonic ...
How last lightning can travel depends upon air conditions. The average lightning bolt moves at about 224,000 miles per hour or 3,700 miles per second. You can ...
Light is an electromagnetic radiation of a wavelength that’s visible to the human eye. The light travels at the speed of 299,792,458 metres per second or ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com