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What Is A Circuit Page 1

Closed Circuts

A very common term in electronics is the word circuit. In general, you will hear the word used to describe what a schematic shows. Most projects are a circuit and most schematics are a circuit.

The literal definition of a circuit comes from "circle", and is used to refer to the path that electricity flows in a project. Lets look at a simple circuit.

Schematic Symbol
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Above is a circuit consisting of a battery and a lightbulb. Notice how it makes a circle. The circuit is complete, so the lightbulb is lit. This is called a closed circuit.

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