Conductivity refers to the ability of a material to conduct an electrical charge to earth or ‘ground’. In non-technical terms, this can be described as the ability of a material to carry or ‘conduct’ an electrical current.
The electrical conductivity or the specifi c conductance of a fl ooring system is therefore also a measure of the material’s ability to conduct an electric current. An electric current is a quantitative measure of the amount of charged particles passing through a medium, and in order for an electric current to be created, there needs to be an electrical
potential difference between two points in a conductive medium with an energy source to drive the charge.The electrical resistance of a material is a measure of its resistance to the fl ow of an electric current. An ohmmeter is a device that is used to measure this conductivity or electrical resistance. The conductivity or electrical resistance of a fl ooring system is therefore also measured with an ohmmeter.
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