energy use in the U.S.

Timeline created by cincerew
  • Ben franklin experiment that proved static electricity and lightning were the same

    Ben franklin experiment that proved static electricity and lightning were the same
  • first electric battery invented by alessandro volta

    first electric battery invented by alessandro volta
  • humphry davy invented the first effective arc lamp

     humphry davy invented the first effective arc lamp
  • first electric motor invented by Micheal Faraday

    first electric motor invented by Micheal Faraday
  • Georg Ohm defined the relationship between power, voltage, current and resistance in “Ohms Law.”

    Georg Ohm defined the relationship between power, voltage, current and resistance in “Ohms Law.”
  • Joseph Henry invented the electrical relay, used to send electrical currents long distances.

    Joseph Henry invented the electrical relay, used to send electrical currents long distances.
  • Thomas Davenport invented the electric motor, an invention that is used in most electrical appliances today.

    Thomas Davenport invented the electric motor, an invention that is used in most electrical appliances today.
  • Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph, a machine that could send messages long distances across wire.

    Samuel Morse invented the electric telegraph, a machine that could send messages long distances across wire.
  • Charles Brush invented the “open coil” dynamo (or generator) that could produce a study current of electricity.

  • After many experiments, Thomas Edison invented an incandescent light bulb that could be used for about 40 hours without burning out. By 1880 his bulbs could be used for 1200 hours.

    After many experiments, Thomas Edison invented an incandescent light bulb that could be used for about 40 hours without burning out. By 1880 his bulbs could be used for 1200 hours.