# 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.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.#### How many paths are there in a series circuit?

The defining characteristic of a series circuit is that there is only**one path**for electrons to flow.#### 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 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.

B.

### 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.

#### What is a circuit diagram?

A**circuit diagram**(electrical**diagram**, elementary**diagram**, electronic**schematic**) is a graphical representation of an electrical**circuit**.#### What does Ohm's law say?

**Ohm's Law**deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that: The potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor**is**proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality**is**called the "resistance", R.#### What is the difference between series and parallel pickups?

**Pickups**wired in**parallel**are brighter sounding and have considerably less output than an identical**pickup**wired in**series**. The same rules apply to pick ups wired in**series and parallel**as a humbuckers coils wired in**series and parallel**. Two**pickups**wired in**series**will have higher output and a fuller tone.

C.

### 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.#### What happens when a light bulb burns out in a series circuit?

The same current flows through each part of a**series circuit**. In the same way,**if one**of the**bulb**was unscrewed, the current flow to both the**bulbs**would be interrupted.**If**the**circuit**were a string of light**bulbs**, and**one**burned**out**, the remaining**bulbs**would also turn off.#### 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 voltage?

**Voltage**, also called electromotive force, is a quantitative expression of the potential difference in charge between two points in an electrical field.

Updated: 3rd October 2019