Series circuits are most often used for lighting. The most familiar example is a string of classic Christmas tree lights, in which the loss of one bulb shuts off the flow of electr...
In a series circuit, resistors are arranged in a chain. Parallel circuits, in contrast, are arranged with their heads connected together and their tails connected together.
The arrangement of resistors in a series circuit causes the current to only move down a single path. The current in a parallel circuit splits, with some current flowing along each parallel branch and recombining when the branches meet again.
Components of an electrical circuit or electronic circuit can be connected in many
different ways. The two simplest of these are called series and parallel and ...
As mentioned in the previous section of Lesson 4, two or more electrical devices
in a circuit can be connected by series connections or by parallel connections.
A series circuit
starts with the hot wire from a power source that feeds one side of, let’s say, a light bulb. Unlike the series circuit
, you can remove a bulb in any of the lights and it will not cause the other lights to go out. A great example is a hallway in your ... More »
A series circuit has more than one resistor (anything that uses electricity to do
work) and gets its name from only having one path for the charges to move along.
A series circuit is a circuit where there is only one path from the source through
all of the loads and back to the source. This means that all of the current in the ...
Let's start with a series circuit consisting of three resistors and a single battery:
The first principle to understand about series circuits is that the amount of current
There is some resistance in the actual wire itself (unless it's a superconductor) so
there is still some resistance in the circuit even without the resistor.
A series circuit is one with all the loads in a row. There is only ONE path for the
electricity to flow. If this circuit was a string of light bulbs, and one blew out, the ...