A lightening conductor is a thick copper wire or strip that connects a spike secured onto the tallest point of a building to a long copper earth pole that is hammered deep into the ground at the side of the building.
It protects the building from lightning strikes, by providing an easier path for current to flow to earth than through the building.
In the event of a direct lightning strike, the current in the conductor may be so great as to melt or even vaporize the metal, but the damage to the building will nevertheless be limited.
Benjamin Franklin discovered the lightning conductor.
Lightning Conductor - film - was created in 1938.
For a lightning conductor, we need an electrical conductor, so the iron would be superior.
The Lightning Conductor - 1914 was released on: USA: May 1914
A lightning conductor is a metal rod that is usually attached to the top most part of a building. It is connected by a thick insulated copper wire into the ground where it is attached to a metal and buried. A lightning conductor is used to protect buildings from lightning damage.
It travels through the metal to the ground
Because the lightning conductor is the easiest path from the sky to the ground. It's like asking why does someone take a short route, rather than the long route.
it came about when Benjamin Franklin wanted to prove that lightning is electricity
Lightning can strike rubber although it is not a good conductor of electricity.
Lightning arrester or lightning rod is a rod paired with a conductor. The lightning arrester was invented by Benjamin Franklin in the late 1749.
Yes. Water is a conductor.
I think ben franklin did
air becomes good conductor during lightning and thunderstorm as usually it is a bad conductor because when there is lightning the lightning bolt travel through air,an electron flow takes place. this electron flow through the air leaves behinfd it a little hollow channel in the air it produces charge and air gets charged with this and becomes good conductor during lightning and thundestorm. thanx.......... prachi singh india
yes, because water is a very good conductor of lightning
Benjamin Franklin is the likely inventor.
the tower will explodes
Benjamin Franklin is the answer you're looking for.
Lightning doesn't strike the ocean as much as it does land. However, when it does, the lightning spreads out over the water because water is a conductor.