# What does the current in a circuit depend on?

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## What does the current in a circuit depend on?

The amount of current in a circuit depends on the amount of voltage and the amount of resistance in the circuit to oppose current flow.

**What affects the flow of current in a circuit?**

In a closed electric circuit, resistance of the components and the voltage of power source are affecting the electric current. Current is the rate of flow of electrons.

**How does voltage affect current flow?**

The current is directly proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance. This means that increasing the voltage will cause the current to increase, while increasing the resistance will cause the current to decrease.

### How does current in a circuit depend on resistance?

An electric current flows when electrons move through a conductor, such as a metal wire. When resistance is increased in a circuit , for example by adding more electrical components , the current decreases as a result.

**How does electricity flow through a circuit?**

In a complete circuit, the electrons flow from the negative terminal (connection) on the power source, through the connecting wires and components, such as bulbs, and back to the positive terminal.

**What affects the electric current?**

In a closed electric circuit, resistance of the components and the voltage of a power source are affecting the electric current. Current is the rate of flow of electrons.

## When current flows in a circuit?

Current only flows when a circuit is complete? when there are no gaps in it. In a complete circuit, the electrons flow from the negative terminal (connection) on the power source, through the connecting wires and components, such as bulbs, and back to the positive terminal.

**Is current dependent on resistance?**

Yes, current in a circuit is very much dependent on resistance and can be studied using Ohm’s Law V=IR. In bigger circuits (AC SYSTEMS) such as the power system the resistance along with reactance ( together called as impedance ) also determine the current flow.

**What is the difference between water current and electric current?**

Answer: B. Current is the rate at which something flows. Electric current is the rate at which electric charge flows past a point on the electric circuit. Water current is the rate at which water flows past a point on the water circuit.

### What is the rate at which charge flows in a circuit?

Answer: D. Current is the rate at which charge flows. Charge will not flow in a circuit unless there is an energy source capable of creating an electric potential difference and unless there is a closed conducting loop through which the charge can move.

**What is the relationship between voltage and current in a circuit?**

The current in a circuit is directly proportional to the electric potential difference impressed across its ends and inversely proportional to the total resistance offered by the external circuit. The greater the battery voltage (i.e., electric potential difference), the greater the current. And the greater the resistance, the less the current.

**What is a potential difference in current flow?**

Potential difference is the force that will cause the imbalance to even up if a conductor path is provided. Originally Answered: According to the convention current, the current flows from a high potential (+) to a low potential (-). How can the current flow from a low to high potential?