What are the differences between electron current and conventional current ?

Dear student,

 The difference between Conventional and Electric Currents

• Electric current can be either negative or positive, but conventional current is always positive.

• The conventional current for an electron flow is positive, whereas the electrical current is negative.

• For a flow of positive charges, both the electric current and the conventional current are the same.

• Since almost every electrical circuit uses an electron flow, it can be safely stated that the conventional current = – electrical current.

• In conventional current, the flow of electrons is assumed as a flow of protons on the opposite direction.


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