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Cell and circuit

  1. Nov 12, 2006 #1
    What's the difference between electric cell and electric circuit?
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  3. Nov 12, 2006 #2


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    Unless there's different terminology where you live, an electric cell is one of the units of a battery. In most dry-cell situations, such as 'AA', 'AAA', 'D' etc., the whole battery is one cell. Automotive wet-cell types, however, contain multiple cells. Each cap (on a serviceable unit) is one 2V cell. Six caps on top, therefore, identifies it as a 12V battery.
    An electric circuit is simply an assembly of components that accomplishes some task when turned on.
    Don't be too surprised if this thread is moved to a different forum.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2006
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