# Cells in parallel

When the cells are connected in parallel, what happens to the total current drawn when compared with the arrangement that the cells are connected in series?

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HallsofIvy
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That looks like something you could easily look up in text book. Have you tried that?

Look up Kirchoffs laws and Mesh and node analysis. It should all be in the text book

Then, say, when 3 cells of 1.5 V are connected in parallel with a fixed resistor, will the total current drawn be larger than the cells connected in series? Why?

HallsofIvy said:
That looks like something you could easily look up in text book. Have you tried that?
Have you tried posting something useful up, you sarcastic prat.

When in parallel the current is shared in each component according to (V/Ri)

Whilst in series equal current goes through each component

Dirac.

VietDao29
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Dirac said:
Have you tried posting something useful up, you sarcastic prat.
Watch your words!!!!! :grumpy:
Viet Dao,

HallsofIvy
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Dirac said:
Have you tried posting something useful up, you sarcastic prat.

When in parallel the current is shared in each component according to (V/Ri)

Whilst in series equal current goes through each component

Dirac.
I don't consider things that prevent a person from learning to be "useful". Being handed answers only prevents a person from learning how to do it himself. Your attitude has consistently been "Please help me trick my teacher into giving me a passing grade without actually having to learn anything." I don't understand why you bother.

Integral
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phyphysics said:
When the cells are connected in parallel, what happens to the total current drawn when compared with the arrangement that the cells are connected in series?
What is the voltage of the parallel cells?

What does Ohms law tell you about the current?