#### Russell368

- Dec 12, 2014

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This is my first post and I am definitely new to electrical theory and electronics, tho I do have a foggy grasp of the basics.

My question is about a simple circuit with a battery and an resistive load, such as a heating coil. I understand that the instantaneous power is equal to the volts * amps, and that the amps will decrease as the resistance increases. So, does that lead me to the conclusion that increasing resistive load in a circuit will lower the average power over time in the circuit and also decrease the battery discharge rate?

This seems counter intuitive to me, what am I missing?

Thanks in advance.