Difference between Series and Parallel Connection Copy

Series Connection

  • A circuit is said to be connected in series when the same current flows through all the components in the circuit.

  • In such circuits, the current has only one path.

  • Let us consider the household decorative string lights as an example of a series circuit. This is nothing but a series of multiple tiny bulbs connected in series. If one bulb fuses, all the bulbs in series do not light up.

Parallel connection

  • A parallel circuitrefers to a circuit with two or more two paths for the current to flow.

  • In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents flowing through each component.