How to make a simple circuit with a switch

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How to make a simple circuit with a switch
It's easy to make a simple circuit with a switch. (switch image by Clark Duffy from Fotolia.com)

A simple circuit with a switch is a great way to demonstrate the basics of how electricity works, according to Glen Baxter, a certified electrician. Whether you are making repairs around the house or helping one of your children with a science-fair project, building a simple circuit with a switch is both enjoyable and educational, Baxter says. It's also very affordable, and you might even find what you need around the house.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Electrical switch
  • Electrical device
  • Power source
  • 3 pieces of wire, 12 inches

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Mount your components to a board. It will be easier to complete your project if everything is stationary.

  2. 2

    Connect the end of a wire to one side of the switch. Connect the other end of the same wire to one side of your power source.

  3. 3

    Connect the end of a wire to the other side of the switch. Connect the other end of the same wire to one side of your load. The device you are powering is called a load.

  4. 4

    Connect the end of a wire to the other side of the load. Connect the other end of the same wire to your power source.

  5. 5

    Turn the switch "on" and test your circuit.

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