Ohm's Law Series-Parallel Circuits Calculation
To end up the discussion of Series-Parallel Circuits, I would like to post this last one remaining topic which is about Ohm's Law of Series-Parallel Circuits for currents and voltages. I did not even mentioned in my previous topics on how to deal with its currents and voltages regarding this type of circuit connection.
Ohms Law in Series-Parallel Circuits
Ohm's Law in Series-Parallel Circuits - Current
The total current of the series-parallel circuits depends on the total resistance offered by the circuit when connected across the voltage source. The current flow in the entire circuit and it will divide to flow through parallel branches. In case of parallel branch, the current is inversely proportional to the resistance of the branch - that is the greater current flows through the least resistance and vice-versa. Then, the current will then sum up again after flowing in different circuit branch which is the same as the current source or total current.
The total circuit current is the same at each end of a series-parallel circuit, and is equal to the current flow through the voltage source.
Ohm's Law in Series-Parallel Circuits - Voltage
The voltage drop across a series-parallel circuits also occur the same way as in series and parallel circuits. In series parts of the circuit, the voltage drop depends on the individual values of the resistors. In parallel parts of the circuit, the voltage across each branch are the same and carries a current depends on the individual values of the resistors.
If in case of circuit below, the voltage of the series resistance forming a branch of the parallel circuit will divide the voltage across the parallel circuit. If in case of the single resistance in a parallel branch, the voltage across is the same as the sum of the voltages of the series resistances.
The sum of the voltage across R3 and R4 is the same
as the voltage across R2.
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