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parallel circuit:

see electric circuitelectric circuit,
unbroken path along which an electric current exists or is intended or able to flow. A simple circuit might consist of an electric cell (the power source), two conducting wires (one end of each being attached to each terminal of the cell), and a small lamp (the
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Parallel circuit

An electric circuit in which the elements, branches (elements in series), or components are connected between two points with one of the two ends of each component connected to each point. The illustration shows a simple parallel circuit. In more complicated electric networks one or more branches of the network may be made up of various combinations of series or series-parallel elements.

Schematic of a parallel circuitenlarge picture
Schematic of a parallel circuit

In a parallel circuit the potential difference (voltage) across each component is the same. However, the current through each branch of the parallel circuit may be different. For example, the lights and outlets in a house are connected in parallel so that each load will have the same voltage (120 volts) but each load may draw a different current (0.5 ampere in a 60-watt lamp and 10 amperes in a toaster).

parallel circuit

[′par·ə‚lel ′sər·kət]
(electricity)
An electric circuit in which the elements, branches (having elements in series), or components are connected between two points, with one of the two ends of each component connected to each point.
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As can be seen from class B operation, only one parallel circuit tuned at the fundamental frequency results in insufficient high efficiency operating conditions.
The circuit model for (12) is a parallel circuit unit, as shown in Figure 7(b).
In the simulation, [Z.sub.1] is a RL parallel circuit with resistance [R.sub.1] =60[ohm] and [L.sub.1] = 2nH at port 1, and [Z.sub.2] is a RC parallel circuit with resistance [R.sub.2] = 200[ohm] and [C.sub.2] = 5pF at port 2.
A cylindrical DR coupled to a 50 [omega] microstrip line under shielding conditions with coupling distance I and tuning distance L (space between the tuning metal disk and the top surface of the DR) is fundamentally an EM field problem.[9,10] The coupling between a microstrip line and a DR of the transverse electrical fundamental mode [TE.sub.01[delta]] produced by the magnetic moment of the resonator perpendicular to the strip conductor can be modeled by an equivalent parallel circuit of [R.sub.p], [L.sub.p] and [C.sub.p].
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Available SMD solutions include thick-film resistors in [D.sup.2]PAK casings (Figure 4) or a combination of series / parallel circuits with SMD carbon film MELF resistors.
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