Main Question or Discussion Point
The circuit breakers of my house say that they are 15a (the majority of them). The rms voltage is 120v for the outlets, and so the peak voltage is about 170v. I was wondering, if I hypthetically connected the terminals together with a 10 ohm resistor, would the breaker trip? I dont know if the amperage drawn is total amps, or amps at the rms voltage, and so that is what I am asking. I know its not safe to do, and im not going to do it, but I would like to know if it is 15a in general or at the rms, allowing for more amperage at its peak voltages. Thank You.