This has been racking my brain for the last week.. its about current..i keep trying to think of a circuit as a water hose, with voltage being the pressure, current being the flow, resistance being a kink in the hose, etc...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Ohm's Law

Current = Voltage / Resistance

This is common sense...

The higher the voltage, the higher the current

Extremely low voltage ---> extremely small current

that i can live with...

Now, the WATTS Law

Watts = Voltage * Current

or

Current = Watts / Voltage

In this case, current is inversely porportionate to the Voltage.

WHY is it that when a power load is added to a circuit, a higher voltage will cause LESS current to be drawn?? To me that doesnt make sense when i try to picture it in my mind..I took this to the extreme..

Current = 100W / 0.01V

Current = 10,000 AMPS

wow, 10,000 amps is quite abit of current considering i hardly have any voltage.

we could take this more and more extreme.. hooking up a 2v small cell to a 100,000W power load.. theres 50,000 AMPS.. from almost nothing.

I thought about this for awhile, and my only reasoning is that AMPS isnt necessarily the amount of current, but the SPEED of it. If i remember correctly, amperage is the amount of electrons to pass a point in a certain amount of time. Is this right? Even so, your telling me a 10000000000000000000000000000000000 WATT power load will suck electrons from a .00000000000000000000000000001 volt source at 999999999999 times the speed of light? I just don't see that happening. LOL.

even Ohm's Law seems a little wierd. Once you have 0.000001 resistance, your amperage is in the millions.

There has to be a simple explanation to these outrageous numbers!

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