Electron Arithmetic

  • If two bridges are in series, the AMF is double that of each bridge, and each bridge carries the same traffic

  • If two bridges are in parallel, the AMF is that of a single bridge, but twice as much traffic can be carried

  • If two cells are in series, the voltage is doubled but the current is the same as for one cell

  • If two cells are in parallel, the voltage is the same as for one cell but the current is doubled

  • Big batteries produce more current than small ones but have the same voltage

  • You can use many small batteries in parallel in place of one big battery

  • A collection of cells produces the same power, whether in series or parallel