alternating current (ac) – an electric current that periodically changes direction and constantly changes in magnitude.
bug out location (bol) – a location where you would go to if the situation at home warranted leaving.
bug out bag (bob) – a bag kept on your person at all times with the purpose of keeping you supplied with the necessities to get you where you are going.
current – the movement of electricity through the conductor. measured in amperes or amps (A).
direct current (dc) – an electric current that flows constantly in one direction.
electromotive force (emf, voltage) – the force that causes current to move through the conductor – called voltage (E). the unit of measure is the volt (V).
grid – the public electrical grid supplying your community.
load – the demand on the operating resources of a system. The resistance to current flow.
Ohms law – one volt of electrical pressure is required to force 1 amp of current though 1 ohm of resistance. formula is expressed as E=I*R
resistance – the property of the conductor that restricts or holds the current flow. measured in ohms (Ω).