Parallel Circuits: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is not a defining property of a parallel circuit?

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1. Which statement is true about the circuit shown, once the switch is closed?

2. A cabin cruiser uses a rechargeable 24V marine battery to run the electrical circuits. During average usage of the cabin lights and other systems, a charged battery delivers 6.3A of current. If three identical 24V batteries are connected in parallel to run the lights and other cabin systems, what will be the average current per battery during average usage?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parallel circuits describe a system of electrical components that divide and recombine to produce the same total current after recombination. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you unpack and digest this definition, as well as test your understanding of these circuits.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your understanding of what a parallel circuit describes
  • Identifying parallel circuits in given diagrams
  • Electrical force responsible for the movement of electrical charge over time

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about parallel circuits from the related lesson
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving average current formulas
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding voltage

Additional Learning

To learn more about parallel circuits, review the accompanying lesson titled Parallel Circuits: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Introduce and define parallel circuits
  • Review the concept of electrical circuits
  • Describe models of parallel circuits
  • Explain Kirchoff's Current Law (KCL) and Kirchoff's Voltage Law (KVL)