# Charge seperation in a conducting wire

1. Jun 6, 2012

### jsmith613

If I have a conducting wire of length l and a charge seperation develops between one end of the wire and the other, will the electric field have a magnitude is equal to: V/l
(voltage/length of wire)??

2. Jun 7, 2012

### sankalpmittal

If your "l" is the length of the wire between two points of charge separation , and "V" is the voltage between the two points of charge separation in the wire , then your formula is correct.