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Why should an electrician use rubber gloves while repairing an electric switch at your home? Explain.



  • An electric switch is an electric appliance and it conducts electricity. If an electric switch is touched with naked hands , the person might receive an electric shock .
  • A rubber glove is a bad conductor of electricity and hence doesn't allow current to flow through it.
  • So, if an electrician wears a rubber glove while repairing an electric switch, he won't receive an electric shock since the current in the switch cannot pass through the rubber glove.
  • Therefore, an electrician must wear rubber gloves while repairing an electric switch or other electrical appliances.

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