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Volts and Amps for beginners

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by (*steve*), Feb 13, 2010.

  1. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    It seems to me that almost every second thread has a poster who doesn't understand the relationship between voltage and current (and implicitly resistance) causing them to become highly confused about whether a 10A supply is going to overload their xxxx and burn it out.

    Do we have somewhere to point these people, or alternatively can we come up with a reasonably sensible and readable explanation for these people (who are often totally convinced they're right)?

    I'd start something, but I have my wedding anniversary today and I have to go...
     
  2. bhodgins

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    OHM's Law

    Steve,

    allaboutcircuits.com has lots of explanations, have them see specifically OHM's Law Vol 1 Chapter 2 on this site.

    or

    electronics-tutorials.ws/dccircuits/dcp_1.html (I refer people to here)

    Cheers,

    B
     
  3. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Quite frankly, for some first time posters, even that is simply far to complex and technical. :(
     
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  5. Ian

    Ian Administrator

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    If you come across any posts or make one that you think would be a helpful introduction, I can make them "stickies" (they stay at the top of the forum) or articles that we can direct people to. :)
     
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