# Parallel Circuit

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Lightfire, Apr 6, 2011.

1. ### Lightfire Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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Hello,

I made this one circuit but cannot figure out or identify what circuit is the one I made. But I am about 90% sure that it is a parallel circuit. I guess.

See my schematic attached below.

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2. ### HallMark Member

Apr 3, 2011
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yes the connection is Parallel.

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3. ### SgtWookie Expert

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Yes, it is a Parallel circuit.
Just a couple of notes about drawing schematics in a standard way;
1) More positive voltages towards the top, more negative voltages on the bottom.
2) Inputs come from the left, outputs go towards the right.

So, your battery should be turned so that the positive terminal is on top, and moved over to the left side.
If you draw schematics in a standard format like that, it makes them easier to understand.

Some types of circuits make more sense if they are drawn in a "mirrored" fashion, such as an H-bridge or a flip-flop made out of discrete transistors, resistors and capacitors - but they are exceptions to the standard rules.

4. ### DerStrom8 Well-Known Member

Feb 20, 2011
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That is correct. You have a parallel circuit. A series circuit would look something like this, taking into account what SgtWookie suggested:

Der Strom

5. ### Lightfire Thread Starter Well-Known Member

Oct 5, 2010
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Inputs come from the left, outputs go towards the right.

Yep. I just made my mine there's one in left, and there's one at right because my design in actual is like that.

P.S. @ somebody, how can you make your whole schematic colored black???

6. ### wayneh Expert

Sep 9, 2010
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Your circuit doesn't really have an input or output, just a power source and a load. I'm not sure where exactly you draw a line in defining these terms, but I'd say that an input or output usually carries information, such as an audio or video signal, and not just power. An exception is a power adapter, where the input is one form of power from a source and the output is another.