# Electrical Engineering - Series-Parallel Circuits - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Series-Parallel Circuits - General Questions (Q.No. 3)
3.
The output of a certain voltage divider is 12 V with no load. When a load is connected, the output voltage
decreases
increases
remains the same
becomes zero
Explanation:
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Discussion:
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Rourou said:   2 years ago
Assuming that from a voltage divider circuit with two resistors given (R1 and R2), we added a load resistance RL parallel to R2, making it a simple series-parallel circuit.

Note that (R2 parallel to RL) will decrease the total resistance.

1. Decreasing the total resistance will increase the total current drawn from the source: IT = 'VT/RT".
2. If the current drawn from the source increase, the current across R1 will also increase.
3. Consequently, the voltage drop across R1 will also increase, leaving less voltage for the output.
4. Therefore, the readings across Vo will decrease.
(1)

LOi Bi said:   4 years ago
Vo = Vs (with no load).

By voltage divider.

So the Voltage OUTPUT WILL DECREASE!

ASSUME A VALUE SO THAT YOU WILL UNDERSTAND!

Hkg said:   4 years ago
When there is no load there is no current hence the internal resistance drop is zero. But when we connect a load current starts flowing. Hence some vol drop will appear across the internal resistance.

SwarNa said:   5 years ago
The output is measured across the load, if we assume ideal condition, the circuit with 0 resistance in wires, the entire voltage drops across the load so output voltage should remain constant.

Sikandar said:   5 years ago
When you connect the load,it means you have completed the circuit for current flow through it. Now the; Output voltage = Supply EMF (voltage at no load) - voltage drop (across the internal resistance of the source/supply).

That's why the output terminal voltage decrease in the case of a load. Option A.

Rabind shah said:   7 years ago
Can anyone explain with formula?

Amresh said:   7 years ago
Think simple as voltage divider applied in series circuit so if we connect more load automatically voltage decreases because voltage is divided.

Subhash said:   7 years ago
Let consider in this divider, Rx is the resistance of that resistor. Now we connect some load (its resistance may less or more than Rx) since load and divider resistance is in parallel system resistance will decrease. The current will increase and the voltage drop will in accordance with current. Conclusion voltage will decrease across that Rx.

Ajay said:   8 years ago
Hello, everyone, I faced an issue with voltage drop.

I am using 24v supply source and connecting few load in parallel with it but when I am connecting one of their load voltage decreases by 10v at the source side and when I am removing this load from circuit voltage increases to 24v.