# PSEB 7th Class Science Notes Chapter 14 Electric Current and Its Effects

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## PSEB 7th Class Science Notes Chapter 14 Electric Current and Its Effects

→ Electrical components can be represented by symbols that are very convenient in representation.

→ The circuit diagram is a diagrammatic representation of an electrical circuit.

→ The symbol of an electric cell is two parallel lines, one of which is a long line and the other a short line.

→ A battery is a combination of two or more cells.

→ Batteries are used in flashlights, transistors, radios, toys, TVs, remote controls, etc.

→ Electric bulbs have a thin filament, which illuminates by the flow of electric current. This is due to the heating effect of the electric current.

→ In electric heaters, room heaters, and testers heating effect of current is used.

→ An electric fuse consists of a special wire having a low melting point so that when it is placed in an electric circuit carrying heavy current it melts.

→ Electrical fuses are used in an electric circuit to save electrical appliances from fire or any other damage when heavy current flows in the circuit.

→ Any metallic wire acts as a magnet when an electric current passes through it. This effect of electric current is called its magnetic effect.

→ When current is passed through an iron bar placed in a coil, it acts like a magnet. A magnet made in this way is called an electric magnet.

→ An electromagnet is a magnet and when an electric current is switched off, it loses its magnetic properties.

→ Electromagnets are used in many devices, such as electric bells and magnetic cranes, etc.

→ Conductor: A substance that allows an electric current to pass through it, is called a conductor.

→ Resistance: A substance that opposes the flow of electric current from passing through it, is called resistance.

→ Switch: This is a simple device that is used to complete the path for the flow of current or to break it, is called a switch.

→ Circuit: The path which electric current follows from the positive terminal of cell/battery to its negative terminal via bulb, resistance, and switch.

→ Bulb: A simple device that converts electrical energy into light energy.

→ Filament: A thin wire of tungsten metal that gets heated due to the passage of electric current and emits light, is called Filament.

→ Battery: This is a combination of two or more electrochemical cell that converts their chemical energy into electrical energy.

→ Electromagnetism: Place a soft piece of iron inside the coil and pass an electric current through the coil. With this comes the property of a magnet inside a piece of iron. This technique is called electromagnetism.

→ Electric bell: A mechanical device that works on the principle of an electromagnet and produces repeated sounds on passing electric current.

→ Electric Crane: It consists of a crane with a large powerful magnet attached to one end that is used to lift, heavy objects made of iron and move them from one place to another place.