Having some knowledge about basic electronics circuits is a practical choice. To begin with, all of our appliance and consumer electronics run on electrical power.Basic electronic circuits can help you understand simple problems such as why a light switch does not work at all. On top of that,you can fix simple problems without needing the assistance of an electrician; thus, you can apply wat you know about basic electronics circuits. Also,DIY repair can also save you lots of money.
Part of understanding basic electronic circuits comes with studying some fundamental terms and concepts. It is essential to understand that some precautions are needed to handle electricity. For you to be effective and safe while fixing stuff, read the following to serve as a guide :
Circuits – Circuits can be understood better by visualizing the flow. The circuit is the path where electrons pass through coming from one terminal and reaching another terminal. There are only two terminals: positive or negative. The flow happens using a single direction- negative to positive. Keep in mind that negative electrons are attracted to positive electrons; indeed, opposites attract.
Conductor – The freeway, made up of a material that electrons can pass through. In most cases, copper is used due to high conductivity. Transmission between terminals is enhanced due to high-conductivity.
Insulator- From the term itself, it protects the conductor ( copper wire ) by wrapping it with a material such as rubber.No doubt, live wires are dangerous which is why they are insulated. Insulation coats the conductor.
You also have to know the difference between two types of circuits:series and parallel.A series circuit is less complicated than parallel because electricity only flows in a single direction. You must have seen light bulbs that have totally stopped just because one bulb is busted. This is illustrates how a series circuit works. On the other hand, electricity can possibly flow in two or more paths in parallel circuits. Thus, you would see some your Christmas light bulbs working even if some of the bulbs are busted. Typically, electricians use basic series circuit for wiring lightings in houses. Almost all consumer appliances are built with parallel circuits because it’s more stable. Nevertheless, consult an electronics or electrician in case the trouble is complicated.