The question of whether a wire can carry a current and still be neutral has been puzzling scientists for many years. It’s not an easy question to answer, but it is one that we’ll explore in this blog post.

Can you carry a current and still be neutral?

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That’s the question that many scientists have puzzled over for years. This isn’t an easy question to answer, but we’ll explore it in detail here with some help from our friends at ( First, we need to talk about the current.

The term “current” is a measure of how much electrical charge flows through some cross-section area in one second. It’s measured in Amps or Coulombs per second (A/s). In other words, it measures the number of electrons that flow past some point over time.

Let’s say you have an electric motor generating power from a battery and this generates around 12 A/s no matter where on the circuit you place your meter. That means there are roughly 120 coulombs every second flowing by that particular spot on the wire!

The question then becomes: can wires carry currents without any charges?


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