So im reading “introductory electroncis for scientists and engineers” by “robert e simpson”.
I just want confirmation on something he says:
You have two resistors, in this case two 1k Ohm resistors that are rated at 1/2 W.
In series the total resistance is obviously 2k Ohms, and he says the total power is 1 W.
In parallel the total resistance is obviously 500 Ohms, and he says the total power is 1W.
My question is can you really simply add the power together? ie: 1/2 + 1/2 = 1 W.
Instead of a 200 Ohm resistor rated at 1 W, i can use two 100 Ohm resistors in series rated at 1/2 W? I just found this to be too easy to be true.