# A question about an electron’s movement in a DC circuit

Mentor
I got the poit now. The higher the voltage, the faster the electrons move. Thank you
But be careful here and reread @mitochan’s post #3 in this thread about drift velocities. It’s the drift velocity that’s increasing with the voltage, not the speed the electrons are moving at. (The drift velocity is, loosely speaking, the difference between the average speed when they’re heading one direction and when they’re heading the other direction as they bounce randomly around)

sophiecentaur and vanhees71
Tiger
But be careful here and reread @mitochan’s post #3 in this thread about drift velocities. It’s the drift velocity that’s increasing with the voltage, not the speed the electrons are moving at. (The drift velocity is, loosely speaking, the difference between the average speed when they’re heading one direction and when they’re heading the other direction as they bounce randomly around)
Yes. I got that. The velocity they randomly move around is very fast but the drift velocity as current is much lower，which is related to the voltage in the circuit. Thank you guys. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

vanhees71