Electronics Principles V11

Clive W. Humphris

DC CURRENT: Current Divider.  

Connecting resistors in parallel divides the total circuit current into n branches. I equals the sum of the individual branch currents.

Total circuit current I can also be found using Ohm's Law, by dividing the applied battery voltage by the equivalent circuit resistance.

Note: there is an inverse relationship between each branch current and that branch resistance.

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