Is it safe for the electrician to carry out electrical repairs outdoors during heavy downpour? Explain.

AcademicPhysicsNCERTClass 8

To do:

We have to explain if it is safe for the electrician to carry out electrical repairs outdoors during heavy downpours.

Solution:

If an electrician carries out electrical repairs outdoors during heavy downpours, to determine whether it is safe or not we need to know if rainwater carries electricity or not. Let us know:

Rainwater is a good conductor of electricity:

It is a known fact that there are mixed impurities like common salt etc. in rainwater that make rainwater a good conductor of electricity. Electric current may pass through the rainwater easily.

Carrying out electrical repairs in rainwater is not safe:

No, it can be highly dangerous to carry out electrical repairs outdoors during a heavy downpour. It may cause electrocution because rainwater is a good conductor of electricity and electric current can pass through the rainwater to the electrician's body as the human body is a good conductor of electricity.

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Updated on 10-Oct-2022 13:25:09

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