Why is the series arrangement not used for connecting domestic electric appliances in a circuit?
In a domestic circuit, parallel connection of devices is preferable for several reasons:
- In series connection, if one of the devices is defective, then the current of the entire circuit is cut off. As a result, all the devices stop working.
- In series connection, selective operation of devices is not possible, but this is not so in the case of parallel connection.
- In series connection, the same current passes through all the devices, regardless of the fact, that different devices require different values of current to operate.
In parallel connection, different values of current can be obtained for different devices according to their requirements.