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Open circuit

An open circuit is a circuit that does not have a complete connection between the two sides of the battery. As a result, electric current does not flow. An open circuit is contrasted with a 'closed' circuit, in which current does flow through the connection.[1]


  1. Bird, John, Electrical and Electronic Principles and Technology (3rd edition). Newnes, 2007