For almost all our work 'loads' lights, receptacles, appliances, motors etc. are wired in parallel.Originally posted by southernboys:
Hey guys trying to see what applications I would find a series circuit parrellel circuit and series/parallel circuit in my everyday work. In my understanding of these things most common is the series as in the application of receps in a room is this correct?
Most of the diagrams I have seen show one power source and one load in, as you say, a continuous path. For most of the circuits we deal with have, as Bob has said, there is one source, the loads are in parallel with each other, and the set of loads (considered as a group) is in series with the source. In this situation, any given electron (i.e., one ?chunk? of the overall current) that leaves the source can go through any one of the separate loads. A different electron will leave the same source and go through one of the other loads. After they have done so, they join up and flow together back to the source. The fact that some current can go through one load and other current goes through another load, coupled with the fact that they join up at the other side to go back to the source, is what makes them ?parallel loads.?Originally posted by southernboys: In every diagram of series circuits it shows one power source in a continuous path. Now in parallel there is more than one power source.
That link did not lead me to the answers , so here are mine: R1 is 144 ohms, R2 is 192 ohms, and (assuming you have wire of zero resistance) only the bird on the left will be shocked.Originally posted by celtic: What is the resistance of each filament? Will Either Bird be Shocked?
HWS I would say that adds confusion to someone learning. (I know you got it down )Originally posted by hardworkingstiff:
The cable (romex) is pulled as in a series circuit,