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What is the temperature of electricity?

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posted on Jan, 28 2020 @ 09:24 AM

Hi TT.
Some folks say that there are no dumb questions, only dumb answers.

So without further delay: here is my dumb answer.

The temperature of electricity is: hot.

You can touch the ground wire, but don't hold it while touching the hot wire.

"Watch out with that wire son. It's hot ! "

posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 05:36 PM

originally posted by: traintrain
Obviously electricity can cause wires and devices to heat up and even burn. But that is only because of the amount of resistance it encounters. Traveling from point A to point B. But what is its temperature in its natural state. If it even has a natural state? Does it even have a temperature? If there is no resistance?

temperature is a term not a physical thing.
It was made up to describe the difference in what mater behaves like.
The atoms move, in some materials slow, in some materials faster, this is called the Brownian motion.
If the brownian motion is very chaotic, we say the temperature is high, if it is less chaotic, we say the temperature is lower.
If the atoms have no motion at all relative to each other, they are at the absolute zero, the lowest temperature we can imagine. No motion at all....

In the electric field there is no motion, there is no temperature because nothing moves.
The slope of the field changes, means the potential vector is changing, but nothing is moving

...so NO, electric field has no temperature !
but it can cause some !

edit on 7-2-2020 by Bandu because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 05:59 PM

posted on Feb, 7 2020 @ 06:02 PM

103.8775548785665434276877 Degrees Celsius .

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