Circuits

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CIRCUITS
By: Justin Elnicky,
Stephanie Martella,
Brian Nielson,
Derek Rascon
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EXPLANATION OF A CIRCUIT
• Any complete path along which electric charge can
flow.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF CIRCUITS
• Series Circuit- Electric circuit with devices connected in such a
way that the electric current through each of them is the same.
• Parallel Circuit- Electric circuit with two or more devices
connected in such a way that the same voltage acts across
each one and any single one completes the circuit
independently of the others.
SERIES CIRCUIT
• In a series circuit the current of electricity is stopped when one of the bulbs
in the circuit dies or the switch is opened.
• This happens because the electricity can no longer continue to flow in a
current.
PROS AND CONS OF SERIES CIRCUITS
• Pros
• They are simpler circuit to make.
• They use less energy than a parallel circuit.
• You can add power to their input and increase their voltage .
• Cons
• If one bulb in a circuit goes out or dies, then the rest of the bulbs go out.
PARALLEL CIRCUIT
• A parallel circuit is organized in a way that when one bulb dies
the other(s) do not.
• Ex.. When one of the head lights on your car dies the other
keeps working.
PROS AND CONS OF PARALLEL CIRCUIT
• Pros
• If one bulb dies the rest of the bulbs stay lit.
• It can power many light sources giving all of them their required voltage.
• Cons
• Can receive damage if the voltage gets too low.
EVERYDAY USES OF CIRCUITS
• There are circuits in nearly everything that we use that deals with electricity.
• Lights in our houses.
• Appliances
• Christmas lights and headlights in our cars.
CONCLUSION
• Circuits are important in our daily lives.
• Each different circuit has it’s good and bad side.
• In most cases, parallel circuits are more commonly used.

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