# Voltage drops

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Godbomber, Mar 23, 2013.

1. ### Godbomber Thread Starter New Member

Mar 23, 2013
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Hey guys,
Im having a little trouble identifying where and how to get the voltage drops in this particular series parallel circuit. Im familiar with Ohms/Watts/Kirchoffs Laws, but atm none of the theorems yet. Most of the questions are more linear, and I dont know why im struggling with this one so much. Thank you for those who respond, if you look at the schematic you will see how far I got. (This was originally sent to a friend for help, and ignore the Rt/Rx x I stuff I mentioned because I know now that doesnt apply.)

http://i.imgur.com/Ar7w0WT.jpg

*DC Current*

2. ### spinnaker AAC Fanatic!

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And you should post as a png file.

3. ### bountyhunter Well-Known Member

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Start with the bottom circuit where it is fully simplified and that will give you the total current flowing out of the battery.

Go up each circuit and where there are two resistors in parallel, divid the current based on resistance. You can expand all the way up and find every current and that gives the voltage drops across series resistors.

4. ### Godbomber Thread Starter New Member

Mar 23, 2013
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Hey bountyhunter,
Thanks for the quick reply. Can you give me a quick example of what your talking about using the first set of numbers? I dont need the schematic figured out but im trying to understand what your saying.

And spinnaker imgur.com is one of the top 100 used sites in america.

Last edited: Mar 23, 2013