Esquire ... D'oh! I mean "Power Coming In At Switch - With 2 Lights In Series"

by Vud Bohl
(Minneapolis, MN)

A comment on the diagram titled "Power Coming In At Switch - With 2 Lights In Series", in particular the term "In series". Aren't the lights connected in parallel, so they each get the full 120volts (with each light drawing however much current it needs, based on its wattage rating)? If they were connected "in series" as the title suggests, the voltage drop across the two lights would sum to 120 volts, and the current would be common to both lamps, even if they are of different wattage rating. If they were equal wattage lamps, each would have a voltage drop of 60 volts (if connected in series).

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Sep 02, 2017
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by: Gary

Vud,

You seem to be a very intelligent individual. Your electrical explanation of series and parallel are right on. The only problem is, when I'm using the term series, I am pertaining to the physical localities of the outlets and not the electrical properties in which your referring. Your over thinking the matter.

Thanks for your Visit and Input though. I love it.

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