# How does a series of circuits work?

In a

**series circuit**, the current is the same at each resistor. If the light bulbs are identical, then the resistance is the same for each resistor. The voltage drop (I. The voltage boost in the battery will be equal to the sum of the voltage drops across all three resistors.A.

### What is the series circuit?

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**series circuit**is a closed**circuit**in which the current follows one path, as opposed to a parallel**circuit**where the**circuit**is divided into two or more paths. In a**series circuit**, the current through each load is the same and the total voltage across the**circuit**is the sum of the voltages across each load.#### What is the combination circuit?

A third type of**circuit**involves the dual use of series and parallel connections in a**circuit**; such**circuits**are referred to as compound**circuits**or**combination circuits**. The**circuit**depicted at the right is an example of the use of both series and parallel connections within the same**circuit**.#### What is a parallel circuit?

A**parallel circuit**is a closed**circuit**in which the current divides into two or more paths before recombining to complete the**circuit**. Each load connected in a separate path receives the full**circuit**voltage, and the total**circuit**current is equal to the sum of the individual branch currents.#### Why is the voltage in a parallel circuit the same?

In**parallel circuits**, the electric potential difference across each resistor (ΔV) is the**same**. In a**parallel circuit**, the**voltage**drops across each of the branches is the**same**as the**voltage**gain in the battery. Thus, the**voltage**drop is the**same**across each of these resistors.

B.

### What is Series circuit connection?

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 occur frequently. Components**connected**in**series**are**connected**along a single path, so the same current flows through all of the components.#### What are the rules for current and voltage in a series circuit?

The same current flows through each part of a**series circuit**. The total resistance of a**series circuit**is equal to the sum of individual resistances.**Voltage**applied to a**series circuit**is equal to the sum of the individual**voltage**drops.#### What is the definition of a series circuit?

A**series circuit**is a closed**circuit**in which the current follows one path, as opposed to a parallel**circuit**where the**circuit**is divided into two or more paths. In a**series circuit**, the current through each load is the same and the total voltage across the**circuit**is the sum of the voltages across each load.#### What is meant by a short circuit?

A**short circuit**is simply a low resistance connection between the two conductors supplying electrical power to any**circuit**. This results in excessive current flow in the power source through the '**short**,' and may even cause the power source to be destroyed.

C.

### What is the difference between a series and a parallel circuit?

**In a series circuit**, the current through each of the components is the same, and the voltage across the

**circuit**is the sum of the voltages across each component.

**In a parallel circuit**, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents through each component.

#### Why do we use parallel circuits in our homes instead of series?

When appliances are connected in a**parallel**arrangement, each of them can be put on and off independently. This is a feature that is essential in a house's wiring. Also, if the appliances were wired in**series**, the potential difference across each appliance**would**vary depending on the resistance of the appliance.#### What is the series circuit?

A**series circuit**is a**circuit**in which resistors**are**arranged in a chain, so the current has only one path to take. The current**is the**same through each resistor.#### How does current work in a series circuit?

In a**series circuit**, the current is the same at each resistor. If the light bulbs are identical, then the resistance is the same for each resistor. The voltage drop (I. The voltage boost in the battery will be equal to the sum of the voltage drops across all three resistors.

Updated: 3rd October 2019