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## anonymous 3 years ago when a resistor is connected to an independent source,the current flow in it depends on whether the power rating or resistance?

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1. anonymous

resistance. Power comes later.

2. Shane_B

$V=IR=>I=\frac{V}{R}$Looking at those equations (as @Shadowys said) you should see that current is inversely related to resistance. Power should be considered more of a result of the current and voltage: $P=IV$

3. anonymous

The power rating is how much heat the resistor can dissipate without melting, burning or otherwise wrecking itself.

4. Shane_B

That's true also but I don't think that's what the question is asking

5. anonymous

thanks

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