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4 Advantages of electricity

Clean
Relatively cheap
Efficient
Safe

2

2 disadvantages of electricity

Affected by power cuts
Dangerous if used carelessly

3

Path of electricity

-power stations to home through service cable, attached to suppliers main fuse
-passed through meter- measures amount used
-then to consumer unit or fuse box
-wires carry it all around the house

4

Plug

-at least 2 wires, live (brown), neutral (blue)
-live : to appliance
-neutral: back to the generator
-earth wire for emergencies, puts electricity back in the ground

5

Fuse

Safety device, deliberate weak link.....