# Electronics - Parallel Circuits - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Parallel Circuits - General Questions (Q.No. 9)

9.

If two parallel-connected resistors dissipate 6 watts and 10 watts of power, then what is the total power loss?

Discussion:

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ABAR -4744 said:
3 years ago

The circuit may be whatever(series or parallel) But, always total power losses calculated by the addition of power loaded across every element in circuit.

Salman said:
5 years ago

In parallel P=p1+p2.

In series P=p1.p2/p1+p2.

It is same as how we calculate capacitance.

In series P=p1.p2/p1+p2.

It is same as how we calculate capacitance.

Mohan said:
6 years ago

If it series what is the answer?

Satyendra shgal said:
7 years ago

Power adding in any configuration simply add that Pn = P1 + P2.

Fissh likelike said:
8 years ago

Power lose is always additive what ever series or parallel.

Prashanth said:
8 years ago

Total Power in Series and Parallel resistive circuit will be addition of individual powers:

Parallel: P = V^2/(R1||R2) = V^2/((R1*R2)/(R1+R2)).

= V^2/R1+V^2/R2 = P1+P2.

Series: P = I^2*(R1+R2) = I^2*R1+I^2*R2 = P1+P2.

Parallel: P = V^2/(R1||R2) = V^2/((R1*R2)/(R1+R2)).

= V^2/R1+V^2/R2 = P1+P2.

Series: P = I^2*(R1+R2) = I^2*R1+I^2*R2 = P1+P2.

Mahantesh aadi said:
8 years ago

If in series connected resistors dissipate 6w and 10w, which is right answer?

Mahanthesh aadi said:
8 years ago

Which answer is right? Somebody has telling 4w is right, somebody has telling 3.75w is right, somebody has telling 16w is right, please tell me which one is right.

Ravi said:
8 years ago

We know that P = V2R relation in parallel circuit v constant. So addition gives total power.

Khalid usman pak said:
8 years ago

In series circuit, always power equals p(total) = p1*p2/(p1+p2). Here the answer is 3.75.

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