circuit help

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by college guy, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. college guy

    Thread Starter New Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Hello , I need some help guys and gals

    my instructor wants to know what is one important and special thing a series circuit can do that a parallel circuit can't

    Someone told me a series circuit can use both a ac and a dc power source and a parallel can oly ues a ac power source .

    Is this correct?? me and my class mates have come up with about 9 or 10 things that are diffrent between the two
    cost , safety , simplisity to trouble shoot ..... but no one has gotten it yet . he said we have to think out side the box !

    any help would be extremely helpful thanks college guy
  2. t_n_k

    AAC Fanatic!

    Mar 6, 2009
    Hmmm ..... search me.

    A series circuit can divide voltage - while a parallel circuit can divide current ????

    I wouldn't loose any sleep over it.
  3. JDT

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    All elements in a series circuit have the same current flowing through them.