In household circuits, is a fuse wire connected in series or in parallel?

 In household circuits, a fuse wire is connected in series.


A fuse wire is a safety wire connected in series with the live wire, in case of any large current supply or malfunctioning in the electric connections it melts and breaks the electric circuit or discontinue the flow of current so that our household electrical equipment remains safe. 

Series Connection is the connectivity of multiple components (e.g bulb) connected end-to-end in a line to form a single path through which current can flow.

In simple terms, Series Connection is the connectivity of multiple components in which the positive terminal of one component is connected to the negative terminal of the next component (and it keeps repeating if there are more than two components).

In this connection, the electrical circuit, components are arranged in a line, and the same current flows through all the components in the circuit. The current in this connection has only one path.

When the resistors are placed in a series circuit, the voltage across each resistor is different, even though the current flow is the same through them all. If one component breaks down in this connection, the whole circuit will burn out.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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