why is voltmeter always connected in parallel and ammeter in series, why not vise versa????

Asked by Lakshmi Rajan | 21st May, 2017, 06:41: PM

Expert Answer:

  • A voltmeter is a device which measures voltage across a resistor/load. If it is connected in series, then there would be some voltage drop across the voltmeter itself and hence, would not record the correct voltage across the resistor.
  • Similarly, an ammeter measures the current. If it is connected in parallel, then the current gets divided into different paths and the ammeter will not measure the actual current flowing through the resistor.

Answered by Romal Bhansali | 21st May, 2017, 10:14: PM