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Electron and Conventional current flows
• Electric current flow is the movement of ‘free’ electrons
along a conductor. Electrons are negative charges.
Negative charges are attracted to positive charges.
Electrons move from the negative terminal of a battery to
the positive terminal. This is called electron current flow.
• Another way to look at electric current flow is in terms of
charges. Electric charge movement is from an area of
high charge to an area of low charge. A high charge can
be considered positive and a low charge negative. With
this method, an electric charge is considered to move
from a high charge (positive or +) to a low charge
(negative or -). This is called conventional current flow.
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