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It seems to me that almost every second thread has a poster who doesn't understand the relationship between voltage and current (and implicitly resistance) causing them to become highly confused about whether a 10A supply is going to overload their xxxx and burn it out.

Do we have somewhere to point these people, or alternatively can we come up with a reasonably sensible and readable explanation for these people (who are often totally convinced they're right)?

I'd start something, but I have my wedding anniversary today and I have to go...
 

bhodgins

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OHM's Law

Steve,

allaboutcircuits.com has lots of explanations, have them see specifically OHM's Law Vol 1 Chapter 2 on this site.

or

electronics-tutorials.ws/dccircuits/dcp_1.html (I refer people to here)

Cheers,

B
 

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If you come across any posts or make one that you think would be a helpful introduction, I can make them "stickies" (they stay at the top of the forum) or articles that we can direct people to. :)
 

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