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Daniel Pfeffer wrote:
Only in electricity does the power flow from the negative to the positive.
Pedantic hat on.

Actually wrong, electrics/electronics recognizes positive (vs ground) as the "power source." Directional indicators point arrows from positive, one-way components (diodes and up) show the arrow as working working from or against the positive energy depending what it's supposed to do....

So power is recognized as positive to negative or zero - electronics and electricity deals with charge (positive values indicate positive charge.)

The actual direction that the charge propagates*, that s by way of loosely bonded electrons, is rarely if ever a consideration in electronics/electrical applications. All they know is the + gets eaten.

Oh, while being pedantic power doesn't flow, it propagates* (otherwise electricity would be really slow).
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