Posted By: AndyP
Another problem - 11/02/04 05:40 PM
The resistance of a circuit is 35 Ohms. The input is 240V. What is the resulting amperage?
I get 6.8571428
WOuld it be just 6.86?
Posted By: pauluk
Re: Another problem - 11/02/04 06:00 PM
Close enough for all practical purposes.
This assumes a purely resistive circuit. If it contains inductance and/or capacitance then the current will be affected by the reactance.
Also, in some cases the load resistance can change when power applied. If you measure the resistance of a heating element when cold for example, you could expect it to change a little once power starts flowing and it gets hot.