The different types of electrical components are resistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, transistors, and integrated circuits. Now, somebody might be asking, “Isn’t it true that all these things can be used to build electric circuits, and that some components require more than one of them to function correctly?”

The answer is yes and no. Resistors are one of the most common components that blindly reproduced in electronic circuits. If you had only one resistor connected to a voltage source, you could use it as a high-current switch to switch a high voltage anywhere in your circuit. Capacitors help to lower the voltage delivered to a source by restricting its supply voltage. Inductors are a more sophisticated type of capacitor that’s based on a fluid moving around a vacuum chamber that absorbs charged particles, like electrons. When these charged particles enter the chamber, they absorb the charged matter forming a magnetic field that causes current to flow also known as a “flow-same-phase” circuit. Diodes do the same thing, except that instead of a magnetic field, a diode stores charge in a fixed region on its surface. A transistors acts similarly to a diode but also allows current to flow in opposite directions. Lastly, integrated circuits are the most complex electronic devices using three, or more, transistors.

Lighting and electrical fittings

Good lighting is important for adding a sense of luxury to your home. The easiest way to do this is by investing in LED light bulbs. They’re more expensive than traditional incandescent light bulbs, but they use less energy and last longer. Many of them are dimmable and some of them even change colour! A budget lamp from Power Point Electrical produces 400 lumens and contains a smart feature to turn on/off the lights based on your schedule. Plus, it emits warm white light that adds warmth to your space and late-night reading will feel inviting.

Switches and sockets

Switches and sockets are a really important part of your home. They’re the first things you look at when you walk into a room and they’re the last thing you see before you go to sleep at night. So they have to be good.

Metering equipment

Basically, metering is an automatic control system that measures the amount of electricity you are using and shuts off when you reach a certain level. It’s great for people who tend to forget to turn things off or who tend to overload circuits. These days, most electric meters are required to store energy usage information. More advanced metering systems record usage time and energy flows. These systems come with adapters to connect to a variety of existing electrical outlets, including USB-A and USB-C outlets. For this reason, installing a metering adapter requires special tools (sold separately). A power strip off your laptop or desktop may be all you need to get started.

Cables and wires

Cables, wires, and cords are all the same thing. They’re all different lengths of the same stuff. Cables are usually short, like iPhone charging cables, while wires are longer, like the cables you use to connect your computer to the wall. Cords are super long, like the power cords for your TV or computer. They’re usually made of some sort of rubber or plastic that expands and contracts with pressure.

These two types of cords are different types of cables because they have different functions and they’re made to connect two, separate places. In short, a cable connects two places. A wire connects one place with a wire. Both of these are ways of getting the same data from one device to another.