Electronics Basics

Information about basic electronics

Electronics Basics - Information about basic electronics

What is the Difference between Serial Versus Parallel?

resistorIn a serial circuit, the current will have to flow through one section or device and then flow through the next section in a series. In these types of circuits, the resistance is generally greater because it is more difficult to have the current flow through two devices. In a parallel circuit, the devices are located on separate pathways, so some of the current flows through one device while the rest of the current flows through the other device at the same time. This lowers the resistance since it is easier for the current to flow through the resistors.