# Where is power more in series or in parallel?

## Where is power more in series or in parallel?

The power dissipated by each resistor is considerably higher in parallel than when connected in series to the same voltage source.

When two resistors are connected in parallel then their overall power rating is?

Resistors in Parallel Example No2 One important point to remember about resistors in parallel, is that the total circuit resistance ( RT ) of any two resistors connected together in parallel will always be LESS than the value of the smallest resistor in that combination.

### What happens to power in series and parallel circuits?

The total power in a series circuit is equal to the SUM of the power dissipated by the individual resistors. A parallel circuit has the same voltage across each branch that is equal to the source voltage. The current flowing through a parallel branch is proportional to the resistance of the branch.

Why is power higher in parallel?

In general, if the power consumed would depend on the circuit structure. But for a simple case, such as two resistors connected in series versus the same resistors connected in parallel (with identical voltage sources in both), the power dissipated in the parallel combination will be greater.

## Do resistors in parallel have the same power?

POWER IN PARALLEL CIRCUITS (This is the same as with series circuits). The same voltage exists across each branch of a parallel circuit and is equal to the source voltage. The current through a parallel branch is inversely proportional to the amount of resistance of the branch.

Why the current is not same in parallel circuit?

The current along the branch with the smallest resistance will be larger than the branch with higher resistance. The total current in the circuit must remain constant (so that charge is not created/lost). So the sum of the currents in the parallel branches will always be equal to the current before the junction.