**electrical**system of a

**car**is a closed

**circuit**with an independent power source the battery . It operates on a small fraction of the power of a household

**circuit**.

Similarly, you may ask, what are three types of electrical circuits found in vehicles?

We will be identifying these items when we look at Automotive Circuits a little later in this book. There are three basic types of circuits: series, parallel, and series-parallel. The type of circuit is determined by how the power source, **conductors**, loads, and control or protective devices are connected.

One may also ask, where is a series circuit used in a car? **Series circuits** are commonly **used** in on-board computer sensor and actuator **circuits**. A **series circuit** has several unique characteristics: There is only one path for electric current. The amount of electric current is the same at all points in the **circuit**.

Subsequently, question is, what is a circuit automotive?

An electrical **circuit** is basically a route or path through which electrons flow. An electrical **circuit** must form a complete loop so the current will continue to flow. The electrons need a return path back to their source (the battery or alternator) otherwise they have no place to go.

Are cars wired in series or parallel?

The ignition circuit is an example of wiring in **series**. This means that all components receive the same amount of current. **Car** lights are always **wired** in **parallel** circuits. The supply of currnet is split into two, so the supply in each branch is halved.