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Re: [Amps] "Conventional" current flow

To: Bill Turner <>, "" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] "Conventional" current flow
From: "Fuqua, Bill L" <>
Date: Tue, 1 Nov 2016 05:11:06 +0000
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Given a 50-50 chance he got it wrong. I agree. But it was some time later
that the "cathode ray" was discovered identifying the charge of the particle
that carried current. 
  I grew up in both worlds of electron flow, left hand rule, etc.  and 
conventional current, right and rule. 
Bill wa4lav
From: Amps [] on behalf of Bill Turner 
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2016 6:58 PM
To: Amps group
Subject: Re: [Amps] "Conventional" current flow

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On Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:56:40 -0600, Jim wrote:

>Sorry to disagree with you and Bill,, Gene, but the standard convention for
>electric current makes a lot of sense, and it's not just that somebody
>guessed wrong a century ago about the polarity of electrons.


It was longer ago than that, and the error was made by no less than
Benjamin Franklin.

I love to hear the conventional current guys try to explain why a
tube's cathode has to be heated to "accept" current.

'Ol Ben screwed up and if you guys don't want to admit it, fine. The
rest of us know the truth.

73, Bill W6WRT
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