RESISTORS IN PARALLEL

Asked by  | 15th Jun, 2008, 08:48: AM

Expert Answer:

Parallel circuits

A parallel circuit is a circuit in which the resistors are arranged with their heads connected together, and their tails connected together. The current in a parallel circuit breaks up, with some flowing along each parallel branch and re-combining when the branches meet again. The voltage across each resistor in parallel is the same.

The total resistance of a set of resistors in parallel is found by adding up the reciprocals of the resistance values, and then taking the reciprocal of the total:

equivalent resistance of resistors in parallel: 1 / R = 1 / R1 + 1 / R2 + 1 / R3 +...

Answered by  | 15th Jun, 2008, 04:21: PM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.