Power System

How does DS1's electrical system work

What are volts and amperes?

Volts and amperes are measures of electricity.

A volt is the unit of electric potential difference, or the size of the force that sends the electrons through a circuit.

An ampere is the unit used to measure electric current. Current is a count of the number of electrons flowing through a circuit. One amp is the amount of current produced by a force of one volt acting through the resistance of one ohm.

(An ohm is a way of measuring resistance. A certian length of copper wire, which is a good conductor, has a resistance of .0000017 ohms, while the same length of Sulfur, which is a very poor conductor, is much more resistant. It has a resistance of 200,000,000,000,000,000 ohms!)

How does power get distributed in DS1?
Where does DS1 get its electricity?


What's a circuit?
What's an electron?
What's electron flow?
What is resistance?

How much power does DS1 use? How much power does it produce?
What are the new low power electronics on DS1?
What's a resistor?