Voltage vs Current-Difference between Voltage and Current

This page on Voltage vs Current describes basic difference between Voltage and Current terms.

Following table mentions comparison between voltage and current with respect to resistance.

Voltage Current
Potential difference between two points in the circuit causes current to flow from higher to lower potential. This potential difference is referred as voltage. Flow of electrons is referred as current. This flow of current is result of electromotive force such as produced using battery.
It is measured by Voltmeter It is measured by Ammeter,
Ammeter Vs Voltmeter
1 Volt = 1 Joule/Coulomb It is measured in Ampere, mA, µA;
1 Ampere = 1 Coulomb/Sec.
It creates electrostatic field. It creates magnetic field.
Voltage across components connected in parallel are of equal magnitude. Current flowing through components connected in series are of equal magnitude.
V = I * R, Where R is the resistance I = V/R

Both Current and VOltage is related as follows:
V/I = R ,
Where in ,
R is the resistance.
Current through a conductor is directly proportional to the voltage across it if temperature and other physical conditions do not change.


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