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Did you know whats stands for Parallel Circuit


A parallel circuit has one function: to keep the electricity flowing when one pathway is interrupted.

A prime example is light fixtures that use multiple light bulbs. When a single bulb in the fixture goes the light fixture continues to operate.

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Most usage in Home Appliances:

The household circuits which we all have in our homes are one of the best examples of parallel circuits. The major advantage of using parallel circuits here is that you can operate home appliances independently. For example, if you want your living room lights on, then you don’t have to light up all your house for it. You can basically switch on/off different appliances as per your need. This also comes handy when one of your instruments gets faulty. Since circuits are in parallel combination it will not disturb power supply of other instruments.

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Have you ever noticed how some decoration lights function without any difficulty despite having few broken bulbs in between? This is also due to the parallel combination used in the circuit which keeps it alive and sparkling despite having minor defects.You can find a lot of similar applications of parallel circuits in many of the electronic devices around you. Next time you see an electrical appliance, do try to think of the circuits within.

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Easy to learn !

A fun way to learn about parallel circuit by using Bare Conductive Electric Paint Circuit Kit is to follow the instructions and template provided in the kit to paint electrical circuits on paper and build a paper city. You can also use the conductive paint to create your own circuits and designs on different materials. The kit helps you understand how electric paint works and how to connect LEDs, batteries, and switches in parallel.


Fun fact
The first electric circuit was invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. He discovered he could produce a steady flow of electricity using bowls of salt solution connected by metal strips. However, it is not clear who invented the parallel circuit specifically. A parallel circuit is a type of circuit that offers separate paths or branches for the flow of current. The voltage across each branch of a parallel circuit is the same, but the currents may vary.

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