How many Types of Circuit Loads are there in a Common Electrical Circuit?

A load generally refers to a component or a piece of equipment connected to the output of an electric circuit. In its fundamental form, the load is represented by any one or a combination of the following:
1. Resistor (R)
2. Inductor (L)
3. Capacitor (C)
A load can either be of resistive, inductive or capacitive nature or a blend of them. For example, a light bulb is a purely resistive load where as a transformer is both inductive and resistive. A circuit load can also be referred to as a sink since it dissipates energy whereas the voltage or current supply can be termed as a source.

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