A brief overview of basic electronics circuits

Learning more about basic electronics circuits is good since it has practical applications. To begin with, all of our appliance and consumer electronics run on electrical power.Basic electronic circuits can help you trace and fix simple issues such as as replacing a busted light bulb or fuse. Besides,there are cases when an electrician is not available ; thus, instead of waiting, you an apply what you learned in basic electronics circuits. In the same manner, you save money by doing it yourself.

A good understanding of basic electronic circuits requires familiarizing one’s self with terms and concepts. You must realize that dealing with electricity also poses some risks on your part. For you to be effective and safe while fixing stuff, read the following to serve as a guide :

Circuits – This concept has similarity to a circle in terms of flow of energy. The circuit is the path where electrons go through beginning from one terminal and reaching another end. The terminal can only be positive or negative. The flow always proceeds in one direction- negative to positive. In all cases, positive electrons always attract negative electrons; thus, opposites attract.

Conductor – Sort of a channel made up of some material that allows electrons to flow. In most cases, copper is used due to high conductivity. This translates to better conductivity rate that improves transmission.

Insulator- From the term itself, it protects the conductor ( copper wire ) by wrapping it with a material such as rubber.Definitely, you wouldn’t want to hold or even touch live wires. Insulation protects the conductor.

Now, you must know that there are two types of circuits: series or parallel.The difference between series and parallel circuits is direction of flow; a series flows only one-way. A good example of this are light bulbs that stops working as soon as one bulb gets busted. This is demonstrates a series circuit. On the other hand, parallel circuits have one or two more paths available for electricity. Thus, you would see some your Christmas light bulbs working even if some of the bulbs are busted. A basic series circuit is often used for wiring the lights in our home. More complex consumer appliances use parallel circuits for added stability. However, if the problem can’t be fixed by basic measures, ask help from an expert.