Static electricity and electric current are two separate phenomena. They both involve electric charge, and may occur simultaneously in the same object. Static electricity refers to the electric charge of an object and the related electrostatic discharge when two objects are brought together that are not at equilibrium IN OTHER WORDS
Charge can also be present on insulators and because these materials do not allow the charge to flow, this is called electrostatic charge (static meaning it "stays still").
Jan 13th, 2015
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