Category Archives: Electric Power

Photonicinduction – 10 second kettle

Photonicinduction and Polar again take control of the power supply but this time test an Electric Kettle to it’s limits and beyond, the speed and power is surprising.

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The strongest magnet in the world

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Physics Girl – Exploding soda cans with electromagnets in slow motion

Watch a soda can rip itself apart in a fiery explosion at 11,000fps with a Phantom high speed camera. Running a current through a coil, produces an electromagnet. Turn up the voltage in this experiment, and make that current strong … Continue reading

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Direct current electrical motor simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html).

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Magnetic Field of a Straight Current-Carrying Wire

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Tea Time Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/stories/people/teatimebritain.shtml Power surges called the TV pickup are unique to Britain. The engineers at the National Grid control centre brace themselves each time Eastenders ends and 1.75 million kettles get switched on.

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BBC Discovery Power Transmission

As power generation becomes increasingly mixed and demand increases, what does the grid of the future look like? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0268cd5

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Transformer simulation

(View in full window) This animation shows the operation of a transformer, designed to step voltages up or down for more efficient & safer transfer of energy. The primary & secondary wires are wrapped around a solid iron core. Changing … Continue reading

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DC Motor simulation

(View in full window) This animation shows the turning effect (torque) acting on a DC motor through its rotation. You can use the right-hand slap or Fleming’s left hand rule to find the direction of rotation. Downloads: Flash source file … Continue reading

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Lorentz force simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph6en/index.html)

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