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Circuits consisting of both series and parallel elements are series-parallel circuits.
RESISTANCE IN SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUITS
Equivalent circuits are used to find series-parallel resistance.
REDRAWING CIRCUITS FOR CLARITY
Circuits can be redrawn to make current flow understandable.
Steps for Redrawing the Circuit for Clarity
REDRAWING A SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUIT
Start with the negative terminal of the voltage source and follow the current flow through the components.
SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUIT ANALYSIS
A series parallel circuit which is useful for rectifiers and measuring instruments is a bridge. A wheatstone bridge is a special measuring instrument.
Balancing the bridge
One of the resistances can be adjusted until there is zero current flow between the junction at the middle of each parallel branch.
TROUBLESHOOTING SERIES-PARALLEL CIRCUITS
Troubleshooting often involves isolating the circuit into smaller parallel or series elements.