Read this. Electric flux is a measure of the number of electric field lines passing through an area. To calculate the flux through a particular surface, multiply the surface area by the component of the electric field perpendicular to the surface. If the electric field is parallel to the surface, no field lines pass through the surface and the flux will be zero. The maximum flux occurs when the field is perpendicular to the surface. Sorry! WRONG!! For any surface there are an infinite number of electric field lines passing thru a surface. Maybe the hand drawn kind you see in illustrations but not in reality. So this is sheer and utter bogus. The only thing that makes sense is 'not the number of field lines' but the angle that the infinite amount of flux lines makes to the surface. Then there is no issue with 'count' of whatever. Just angle. So the flux is always the same if whatever coming in is normal to the surface. There's nothing that can vary the flux since there are not discrete flux lines floating around in space with a few nanometers between them. Can anyone finally clear this up for me. And don't use equations please.