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2.4: Series-parallel Circuits

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    • Camosun College
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    Series-parallel circuits

    The series-parallel circuit combines the two previously described types of circuits into one operating system with some distinct advantages. By introducing a load or resistor in series with a parallel circuit, the current flow through the circuit can be controlled (Figure 9).

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)
    1. Series-parallel circuit
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      Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)
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      Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): (CC BY-NC-SA; BC Industry Training Authority)

      Using Ohm’s law you can calculate total current flow.

      I = E ÷ R

      I = 12 V ÷ 2.3 Ω

      I = 5.15 mA


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