Examples of parallel & series circuits

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  1. 2749sophie

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    Jan 6, 2009
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    Hi
    Very simple question I imagine but could someone please give me some examples of uses of parallel and series circuits.
    Many thanks
     
  2. leftyretro

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  3. 2749sophie

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    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. hgmjr

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    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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