By: Harriet Mays

Series circuits

Series circuits are some times called daisy chains.
All of the components in a series connection carry the same current.
(my pic. of a series circuit)

series circuit.jpg


................series............................
...................parallel...................

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Parallel circuits


Parallel circuits are circuits that work with the same power source but can run at the same time and be off while the other circuits are on.



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