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I’ve read in another article, that you can have low current and high voltage simply by having a resistor in your circuit. From what I understand, current is the flow of electrons and voltage is the energy is how much energy is transferred per unit charge. I think the current comes from energy that moves the electrons - kinetic energy(?). Now if we add a resistor which slows down the current, then the electrons will lose energy and therefore voltage will drop too since V=E/Q. This doesn’t make much sense to me can someone explain what’s going on here?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ google ohm's law \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Dec 23 '18 at 6:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ a resistor does not slow down the current ... it only reduces the amount of current \$\endgroup\$ – jsotola Dec 23 '18 at 6:42
  • \$\begingroup\$ WIth really good insulation you have no current leakage, just a static charge. \$\endgroup\$ – Sunnyskyguy EE75 Dec 23 '18 at 8:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @jsotola, current is a flow of electrons, which is slowed down: \$ i=\frac{dq}{dt}\$ \$\endgroup\$ – Chu Dec 23 '18 at 8:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Chu electrons travel at the same speed, but current is the amount of electrons going past a point in a given time - do you think that is what jstola means? \$\endgroup\$ – Solar Mike Dec 23 '18 at 9:14

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