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01-06-2009, 09:13 PM
 2749sophie New Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 2
Examples of parallel & series circuits

Hi
Very simple question I imagine but could someone please give me some examples of uses of parallel and series circuits.
Many thanks
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01-06-2009, 10:47 PM
 leftyretro Senior Member Join Date: Nov 2008 Location: Hercules, Ca. (SF Bay Area) Posts: 394

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01-07-2009, 07:19 PM
 2749sophie New Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 2
Examples of parallel and series circuits

Thank you for that link. I had already looked at that and it did not really help me. I should have been more specific in my question I think.

The info in the link is more indepth than I need I think - what I need to do is show examples of uses of both types of circuits in everyday objects, eg: different electrics in a house or a car. I read the link and ended up more confused! It is a long time since I studied science (I am 36!) and am trying to help my year 9 daughter with her homework but can't find any info on this that is reasonably basic.

Thanks
#4
01-08-2009, 12:53 AM
 hgmjr Super Moderator Join Date: Jan 2005 Location: Tennessee, USA (GMT-6) Posts: 9,030 Blog Entries: 11

Series circuit example would be like a typical two battery flashlight. The two batteries are in series.

Parallel circuit example would be like when you use jumper cables to connect two car batteries together to jump start a car.

hgmjr

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