Yes, that's obviously what the circuit is trying to do. I missed that completely.Parallel resistors might in principle be used to allow lamps of different current ratings to be used in a series circuit. In practice however the different lamp types might heat up at different rates, and due to the large change in resistance with temperature, some lamps could suffer excessive voltages at every switch-on, shortening their lives.
Now, can somebody look at my schematic and check if the lights would light...
Actually, the bulbs' specs are exactly the same as what the resistor would give volts and amps..Yes, that's obviously what the circuit is trying to do. I missed that completely.
But for the given values of bulb voltages and current, the resistors serve no purpose. The bulbs would draw that current and drop those voltages without the resistors.
How can the bulb voltage be spec'd at 3-4 decimal places? Those voltages appear to be what was calculated, not what the bulb requires. What are the actual bulb specs?
After the first resistor, there wouldn't be any current for the next to bulbs to light if the first bulb failed.Actually, the bulbs' specs are exactly the same as what the resistor would give volts and amps..
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