Interesting Facts About Electricity

Interesting Facts About Electricity

Just because our name is Alltech Air Conditioning doesn’t mean that it is the only thing that we do. We are also expert, licensed electricians and we have all of the skills that are necessary to design and create entire electrical systems. We love what we do and we have come across some interesting facts about electricity. But remember, when you are dealing with electricity, you will want to contact skilled professionals to decrease the chance of injury. Here are some Interesting Facts About Electricity From Your Electrical Contractors …

  • Electricity travels at 300,000,000 metres per second, AKA the speed of light.
  • A shock of static electricity is said to be about 20,000 volts
  • Lightning bolts travel at 209,214 km/h and can be up to 30,000°C
  • Electric eels can produce up to 500 volts of electricity to protect themselves
  • A bird can sit on power lines as long as they are only touching one at a time. If they touch a second line, they will be electrocuted.
  • Two positive or two negative charges resist each other, while one of each are attracted to each other.
  • Coal is the largest producer of electricity in the world.
  • Electricity helps make our hearts beat. There are specific machines called Electrocardiograms (ECG) that measure how much electricity is going to the heart.
  • American Benjamin Franklin did a lot of research on electricity in the 18th century. He invented the lightning rod.

Whether you are starting from scratch or just need regular maintenance on your existing power system, Alltech Air Conditioning would love to be your electrician. Call us today.

Electrical Design

Alltech Air Conditioning

is more than just an air conditioning company. We are also the leading experts in electrical design. Our electrical engineers can design and install a system for your business or facility that is tailored to your needs. This includes things like switchboards, cabling, power and data. We are your one stop shop for everything electrical. But what exactly does electrical design mean?

What is it?

As stated above, electrical design is the creation, planning and testing of electrical equipment including lighting, power systems, electronic components and data communications. They have to make sure that your business or facility has enough power for all of the tasks that it will be needed for. Electrical engineers have to make sure that each floor has enough lighting, enough phone outlets or internet hook ups, for example.

How it’s made?

There are many different steps from start to finish that involves a lot of work.

  • The first step in the electrical design process is to write a specification document, most likely written by the customer. This document states exactly what the customer is looking for with the end product. Once the electrical engineers get this document, they write up a functional specification that has technical details where calculations can be used to support design decisions.
  • The next step is to create schematic diagrams. These show the electrical interconnections between the components. This is what will be referenced during the building process.
  • Sometimes the next step is a wiring design. On this chart, there are conductor names and the names of termination points. These are only used when the schematics have enough information in them.

If you have any more questions about the electrical design process, the professionals at Alltech Air Conditioning will be happy to answer them for you. Call us today.