# 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.A.

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

Now, let's look at the other type of circuit, a parallel configuration: Again, we have three resistors, but this time they form more than one continuous path for electrons to flow. There's**one path**from 8 to 7 to 2 to 1 and back to 8 again.#### 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.

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### 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.

#### Are light bulbs brighter in series or parallel?

The**bulbs**will only appear**brighter**if the available current to the system is not limited. This means more current (and thus more power) will be drawn from a battery into the**parallel**circuit than a**series**one and the**parallel**circuit will appear**brighter**(but will drain your battery faster).#### What is a circuit diagram?

A**circuit diagram**(electrical**diagram**, elementary**diagram**, electronic**schematic**) is a graphical representation of an electrical**circuit**.#### What type of circuit is used in a home?

There are two types of circuits used for wiring up houses and electrical appliances.**Series circuits**have all the**components**in a line, with current flowing through all the appliances one after the other. In parallel circuits, the current splits up and flows through separate paths through each component.

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### 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.#### Is Ohm's law?

**Ohm's law**states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points.#### What does it mean to be a closed circuit?

**closed circuit**. An electric**circuit**through which current can flow in an uninterrupted path. Compare open**circuit**. A television system in which the signal is usually sent by cable to a limited number of receivers.#### What happens if you add more light bulbs to a series circuit?

If**light bulbs**are connected in**series**to a voltage source, the brightness of the individual**bulbs**diminishes as**more**and**more bulbs are added**to the “chain”. The**current**decreases as the overall resistance increases. The**current**increases as**more bulbs are added**to the**circuit**and the overall resistance decreases.

Updated: 3rd October 2019