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CONEST

TOGA COL
LLEGE
SCHOOL OF ENGIN
NEERING AND INFO
ORMATION
N TECHNO
OLOGY
Electrical and Electroniic Princip
ples
Lab
L
#2
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_________
___ Date:: _______
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Student name: _________
Objecttives:
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Understand
U
d the charracteristics
s of Seriess and Para
rallel Circu
uits

Study
S
the mathematical rela
ationship existing in series and parrallel
circuits
c

Requir
red Equip
pment:
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Multimeter
M
r

Breadb
board

Power
P
Supply

Wire
W

Resisto
ors: 10 115 150 1 k
(Qty 2), 2.2 k

1) Seriies Conne
ection (5
5mks)
a) Adjust
A
the power su
upply to 10
1 volts, measure the voltage from y
your
power
p
supp
ply using the multim
meter.
E = ________
_
____
b) Prepare
P
the following circuit on
o your brreadboard

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c) Resistance:
i) Calculate the Total resistance on the network and fill in the table
below
ii) Measure the total resistance of the network using your ohmmeter
disconnecting the power supply
iii) Calculate the percent difference of the resistance using the
following formula: % = (Calculated Measured)/Calculated x 100
d) Voltage
i) Calculate the voltage drop across each resistance and record the
value on the table below
ii) Apply power to your circuit
iii) Measure the voltage drop across each resistor and record the
values on the table below
iv) Calculate the percent difference using the formula above
e) Current
i) Calculate the total current in the circuit
ii) Draw the connections for current measurement in the circuit on the
previous page**Review Lab 1 for directions on how to do this!!!
iii) With your power supply OFF, wire the multimeter into the circuit to
measure current flow
iv) Apply power and measure the current flowing through the circuit
v) Calculate the percent difference using the formula above
Calculated

Measured

%Error

RT
IT
VAB
VBC
VCD
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f) Reflect
i) In a series circuit, if the IR voltage drop is measured to be the
same across two resistors, what can be said about these two
resistors?

ii) Given a series circuit, if the current measured is found to be 0 mA


and is the same in all the resistances, what would you suspect is
taking place in the circuit?

iii) Using the current and voltage drop measurements, calculate the
values of each resistor. Test each resistor with the multimeter and
discuss the differences between the measurements.

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2) Parallel Connection (5mks)
a) Locate a 1k and a 2.2K resistor
b) Using your multimeter, test the resistance and record on the table
below
Calculated

R1
R2

Measured

1K
2.2K

c) Single Circuit Analysis


i) Prepare the left side of following circuit on your breadboard

ii) Calculate the current flow IAB and voltage drop VAB across R1 (use
the values above
iii) Turn on the power supply and measure the voltage drop across the
first resistor
iv) Turn off your power supply and prepare your multimeter and circuit
for a current measurement
v) Turn on your power supply and record the current reading below
Calculated

Measured

VAB
IAB

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
d) Parallel Circuit Analysis
i)

Turn off your power supply and add the second resistor to the
circuit

ii)

Calculate the Equivalent Resistance of the circuit(REQ), the Voltage


Drops (VAB, VCD)and Current flow (IAB, ICD) across the resistors in
the circuit

iii) Measure the equivalent resistance by disconnecting the power


supply and record in the table below
iv) Turn on your power supply and measure the voltage drop across
each resistor VAB and VCD using your multimeter
v)

Turn off your power supply and prepare your multimeter and
circuit for a current measurement across R1

vi) Turn on your power supply and record the current measurement
IAB
vii) Turn off your power supply and prepare your multimeter and
circuit for a current measurement across R2
viii) Turn on your power supply and record the current measurement
ICD

Calculated

Measured

VAB
VCD
IAB
ICD
REQ

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e) Reflect

Show how the formula


REQ = ( R1 x R2 ) / (R1 + R2)
Is derived from the reciprocal formula
1/REQ = 1/R1 + 1/R2

A 120 k resistor, R1, and a 180 k resistor, R2 are in parallel.


How much is the equivalent resistance REQ?

3) SUBMIT Complete the lab quiz and submit the paper copy of the lab to
the instructor prior to leaving the lab. Dont forget to clean your station,
return the box to the cabinet and turn off the station lights before you
leave.

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