Sangeetha Pulapaka

An electric current can only flow around a continuous wire called a circuit. Electrical circuits provide pathways for a current to flow. Current is driven by a power source, like a battery. The battery or other power source, produces an electrical pressure, called voltage, which pushes electrons alon the wires. There are two types of circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits


In a series circuit, the same current flows through all the components in the circuit, The components are usually connected by a single loop of wire, like inside a light bulb. None of thecomponents are connected to both sides of a battery so each could have a different bvoltage. If ine component is removed, the current stops. What happens if you remove ine light frrom a string of christmas lights? They all go out right? This is an example of a series circuit.

In a parallel circuit, the same voltage is applied to all components. All the components in a parallel circuit are connected by their own loop of wire, so the same voltage is applied to each one, Each component could have a different current through it and if one is removed, it does not aggect the others. An example of a parallel circuit is a lamp, that has more than one light bulb. If you unscrew one light, the others still work.

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