# Question: Is it better to wire lights in series or parallel?

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Switches and fuses must be connected through line (Live) wire. Connecting electrical devices and appliances like fan, outlet, light bulbs etc in parallel is a prefer way instead of series wiring. Parallel or series-parallel wiring method is more reliable instead of series wiring.

## Is it better to wire a house using a series circuit or a parallel circuit?

Explanation: As mentioned above, parallel circuits are the most well known in homes and office buildings. The light above you is powered by a parallel circuit that is also wired in series through the light switch on the wall. Without the series leg of the circuit you could not control the light in the room.

## Why would you want to wire lights in your house in parallel?

Parallel wiring is a type of circuit used to supply electricity to multiple appliances, using one energy source. The advantage to wiring the appliances in parallel, rather than in a series circuit, is that electricity will continue to flow through the circuit even if one appliance fails.

## What is an advantage of wiring lights in parallel?

Consistent voltage One of the advantages of parallel circuits is that they ensure all components in the circuit have the same voltage as the source. For instance, all bulbs in a string of lights have the same brightness.

## What is the main advantage of a parallel circuit?

There is no division of voltage among the appliances when connected in parallel. The potential difference across each appliance is equal to the supplied voltage. The total effective resistance of the circuit can be reduced by connecting electrical appliances in parallel.

## What is the disadvantages of parallel?

It requires the use of lot of wires. 2. We cannot increase or multiply the voltage in a parallel circuit. 3. Parallel connection fails at the time when it is required to pass exactly same amount of current through the units.

## What are the pros and cons of a parallel circuit?

Complete answer:AdvantagesDisadvantagesIf there is a fault in one of the electric appliances, the current is able to pass through different paths of the circuit.In parallel circuits, we cannot increase the voltage since the resistance decreases in the parallel circuit.2 more rows

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