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Series Circuits Series circuits are commonly used in on-board computer sensor and actuator circuits. A series circuit has several unique characteristics: There is only one path for electric current. The amount of electric current is the same at all points in the circuit. The source voltage will be dropped across all of the electrical loads in the circuit. The 6 ohm resistor is considered an electrical load, so is a light bulb, electric motor, relay winding, solenoid winding, etc. There can be more than one load in a series circuit. An open anywhere in a series circuit will stop the current and shut off the circuit. The total circuit resistance is the sum (add them together) of all the resistive loads in the circuit. For example: in the series circuit shown below there is only one 6 ohm resistance, so the total circuit resistance is 6 ohms. If there were two six ohm resistors in the series circuit, the total circuit resistance is 6

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