 # What Happens If An Ammeter Is Connected In Parallel?

## What will happen if ammeter is connected in parallel and voltmeter in series?

if voltage is connected in series then due to high resistance no current will flow through circuit so no voltage drop occur.

Voltage in same line is zero .

and if ammeter is connected in parallel due to low resistance it will act like short circuit so chances of ammeter get damaged is high..

## Why can’t we connect ammeter in parallel in circuit?

An ammeter is a device which measures the amount of current flowing in a circuit. It is a very low resistance(nearly zero) device. If it will be connected in parallel, it would draw most of the current and would get damaged.

## What happens to the ammeter reading in a parallel circuit?

Whereas the current flowing through a series circuit is the same everywhere, the current flowing through a parallel circuit depends upon where in the circuit the current is measured. Ammeter 1 reads 1.5 A flowing through Lamp 1. Ammeter 2 also reads 1.5 A as Lamp 2 is identical to Lamp 1.

## Why do voltmeters need to be connected in parallel?

A voltmeter is an instrument that measures the difference in electrical potential between two points in an electric circuit. … In order for a voltmeter to measure a device’s voltage, it must be connected in parallel to that device. This is necessary because objects in parallel experience the same potential difference.

## What happens when ammeter is connected in parallel with resistor?

If we connect an ammeter in parallel there will be higher flow of current through the ammeter, it would cause a short circuit, resulting in damaging the ammeter and the circuit. … Ammeter has a very low resistance. So the current which we measure in a circuit using the ammeter will be same as if the ammeter is not there.

## What would happen if an ammeter is connected in parallel?

VOLTAGE IN SAME LINE IS ZERO, IT’S INDICATES ZERO, AND IF AMMETER IS CONNECTED IN PARALLEL DUE TO LOW RESISTANCE IT WILL ACT LIKE SHORT CIRCUIT SO CHANCES OF AMMETER GET DAMAGED IS HIGH.