# PARALLEL CIRCUITS

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- Created by: Zara Rathod
- Created on: 11-04-13 16:30

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**Parallel Circuits**

**when components are in parallel:****THE TOTAL CURRENT THROUGH THE WHOLE CIRCUIT IS THE SUM OF THE CURRENTS THROUGH THE SEPERATE COMPONENTS****eg A1+ A2+A3= the total current**

**if a comp. has a current of 0.3 amps and another comp. is parallel (ie on top of it) has a current of 0.3 amps as well=** **the TOTAL CURRENT= 0.6 amps.**

**THE POTENTIAL DIFFERENCE (ie VOLTAGE) ACROSS EACH COMPONENT IS THE SAME.**

eg **a resistor x is connected to a voltmeter (1)** **measuring 3V-** **the other resistor y will also have a voltmeter (2) connected**…

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