# what becomes of the voltage if we use 2 resistors of 4w in parallel?

### 12 Answers

- D gLv 74 weeks ago
The 4 Watts is the rating not the wattage going through it

The voltage across the parallel circuit is the same as the source across it both resistors get the same voltage

- 1 month ago
For the formula of power P=(V^2)/R, the power is 4 Watt each. The voltage can be found if you know the resistance.

- BigBadSteveLv 51 month ago
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- PhilomelLv 71 month ago
If you use 2 resistors in parallel the voltage across them is the same.

If they are the same resistance then the currents are equal and they dissipate the same power. If the resistances are different then the currents and power dissipation's will be different but the voltage's will still be the same.

- billrussell42Lv 71 month ago
you are missing part of the question, this makes no sense.

wattage RATING becomes 8 watts, but actual watts dissipated depends on applied voltage.

Voltage is whatever you apply.

- oldschoolLv 71 month ago
Assume you mean 2 resistors of 4Ω in parallel. 4*4/(4+4) = 1/(1/4+1/4) = 2Ω

Just like 3 9Ω's in parallel = 1/(1/9 + 1/9 + 1/9) = 1/(3/9) = 9/3 = 3Ω