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Electricity and Electronics for Renewable Energy Technology by Ahmad Hemami

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6DC Circuits Relationships

OBJECTIVES: After studying this chapter, you will be able to

  • Explain series circuits
  • Understand the equivalent resistor in series resistors
  • Explain parallel circuits
  • Understand the equivalent resistor in parallel resistors
  • Explain combined series and parallel circuits
  • Understand the equivalent resistor for a set of resistors combined together in series and parallel
  • Use a voltage divider for providing a desired voltage
  • Perform power calculations for all DC circuits
  • Describe the behavior of a capacitor when in a DC circuit
  • Describe the behavior of an inductor in a DC circuit
  • Understand what “time constant” in an electric circuit is

New terms: Combined circuit, equivalent resistor, parallel circuit, series circuit, ...

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