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## How is a series circuit different from a parallel circuit?

In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents flowing through each component. In a series circuit, every device must function for the circuit to be complete. If one bulb burns out in a series circuit, the entire circuit is broken.

## What are the 2 types of circuits and what are 2 properties for each?

There are two basic types of electric circuits, called series and parallel circuits. They differ in the number of loops through which current can flow. You can see an example of each type of circuit in Figure below. A series circuit has only one loop through which current can flow.

## What is advantage of parallel circuit?

There is no division of voltage among the appliances when connected in parallel. The potential difference across each appliance is equal to the supplied voltage. The total effective resistance of the circuit can be reduced by connecting electrical appliances in parallel.

## What are the advantage and disadvantage of series and parallel circuit?

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If there is a fault in one of the electric appliances, the current is able to pass through different paths of the circuit. In parallel circuits, we cannot increase the voltage since the resistance decreases in the parallel circuit.

## Why is voltage shared in a series circuit?

The voltage (from the power supply) is shared across each bulb in a series circuit because the energy carried by the electrons is used as they pass through the components. In the case of light bulbs, this energy is given off as light.

## What happens if you add more resistors to a series circuit?

In a series circuit, adding more resistors increases total resistance and thus lowers current.

## Can you use two resistors in series?

You can place more than two resistors in series if you want. You just keep adding up all the resistances to get the total resistance value. For example, if you need 1,800 Ω of resistance, you could use a 1 kΩ resistor and eight 100 Ω resistors in series. Here, the two circuits have identical resistances.

## What happens when you put two resistors in parallel?

As more and more resistors are added in parallel to a circuit, the equivalent resistance of the circuit decreases and the total current of the circuit increases. Adding more resistors in parallel is equivalent to providing more branches through which charge can flow.

## What happens when you add two or more capacitors in parallel?

When capacitors are connected in parallel, the total capacitance is the sum of the individual capacitors’ capacitances. If two or more capacitors are connected in parallel, the overall effect is that of a single equivalent capacitor having the sum total of the plate areas of the individual capacitors.