parallel circuits

  • Created by: rxbyw
  • Created on: 24-02-19 15:43

parallel circuit:

a circuit in which every component is connected separately to the positive and negative ends of the battery

parallel circuits are more useful than series circuits because branches/components can be turned off separately whereas in series circuits turning off a branch turns off the whole circuit

in parallel circuits all components have the same pd as the power source.

each branch has the same pd as the power supply

the pd is the same across all components connected in parallel

in parallel circuits the total current around the circuit is equal to the total of all the currents through the separate branches


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