Difference Between Conventional Current and Electron Current

Difference Between Conventional Current and electron Current:

What is Current: Flow of electric charge is called current. The unit of current is ampere. Two different type of current is considered while solving network problems, which are conventional current and electron current. In earlier days’ people thought that the current flows due to the flow of protons. Afterwards scientist found that, the current means it is a flow of electrons. In this, we are going to see the difference between conventional current and electron current.

Direction of current flow:

Conventional current and Electron Current

Description Conventional Current Electron Current
Definition The flow of positive charges or proton is called conventional current. Flow of negative charges is called electron current
Electric field It has same direction of electric field It has opposite direction of electric field
Charge movent Proton moves from positive to negative Electron moves from negative terminal to positive terminal
Notation It consider as +I It is considered as -I

 

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