# How do you find the resistance of a resistor in a parallel circuit?

## How do you find the resistance of a resistor in a parallel circuit?

4. “You can find TOTAL RESISTANCE in a Parallel circuit with the following formula: 1/Rt = 1/R1 + 1/R2 + 1/R3 + ” Before we get into the calculations, remember what we said at the start of this section: “The total resistance of a parallel circuit is NOT equal to the sum of the resistors (like in a series circuit).

## How do you find the power dissipated in a parallel circuit?

The power dissipated by each resistor can be found using any of the equations relating power to current, voltage, and resistance, since all three are known. Let us use P=V2R P = V 2 R , since each resistor gets full voltage. Thus, P1=V2R1=(12.0 V)21.00 Ω=144 W P 1 = V 2 R 1 = ( 12.0 V ) 2 1.00 Ω = 144 W .

## What happens to the total resistance when resistors are added in parallel?

Resistors in parallel In a parallel circuit, the net resistance decreases as more components are added, because there are more paths for the current to pass through. The current through them will be different if they have different resistances.

## What are the factors that affect resistance?

There are several factors that affect the resistance of a conductor;

• material, eg copper, has lower resistance than steel.
• length – longer wires have greater resistance.
• thickness – smaller diameter wires have greater resistance.
• temperature – heating a wire increases its resistance.

## What can cause high resistance in a circuit?

Spiral Heating caused by broken or snipped conductors (above). Resistance, opposition to current flow in a circuit. Connection anomalies pose resistance problems in our motor circuits and if they are not identified and corrected, they can have deleterious effects.

## Is high resistance dangerous?

Resistance opposes current, making high resistance a good protective measure against shock. Any voltage above 30 is generally considered to be capable of delivering dangerous shock currents. Metal jewelry is definitely bad to wear when working around electric circuits.

## What is considered high resistance?

High electrical resistance is the opposition to current flow within a circuit. A high electrical resistance of an electrical conductor is the opposition to the flow of an electric current through that conductor; the inverse measure is known as electrical conductance. The SI unit of electrical resistance is the ohm (O).

## What is the resistance of dry human body?

Under dry conditions, the resistance offered by the human body may be as high as 5) Ohms. Depending on the person, a rough value for the internal resistance of the human body is 300-1,000 Ohms. The skin’s resistance is much lower if it is wet or burnt/blistered.

## What is the average human body resistance?

The NIOSH states “Under dry conditions, the resistance offered by the human body may be as high as 100,000 ohms. Wet or broken skin may drop the body’s resistance to 1,000 ohms,” adding that “high-voltage electrical energy quickly breaks down human skin, reducing the human body’s resistance to 500 ohms”.

300-1,000 Ohms

## What happens if you touch 120v?

120 volts isn’t “strong” enough to push much current through your body which is why most 120 volt shocks are survivable. However, it’s still enough current to interfere with your nerves’ communication so if your heart happens to be part of this “current highway” it may start beating erratically, which can cause death.

## Can cutting a live wire kill you?

If you need to cut a live wire, first switch off the power, then confirm it is dead. Live wires are potentially lethal.

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