# circuit help

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

1. ### college guy Thread Starter New Member

Sep 20, 2009
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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
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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
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All elements in a series circuit have the same current flowing through them.