## All household circuits are wired in parallel. A 1140-W toaster, a 270-W blender, and a 80-W lamp are plugged into the same outlet. (The thre

Question

All household circuits are wired in parallel. A 1140-W toaster, a 270-W blender, and a 80-W lamp are plugged into the same outlet. (The three devices are in parallel when plugged into the same outlet.) Assume that this is the standard household 120-V circuit with a 15-A fuse.
a. What current is drawn by each device?
b. To see if this combination will blow the 15-A fuse, find the total current used when all three appliances are on.

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3 years 2021-08-08T13:30:30+00:00 1 Answers 12 views 0

total current = 12.417 A

so it will not fuse as current is less than 15 A

Explanation:

given data

toaster = 1140-W

blender = 270-W

lamp = 80-W

voltage = 120 V

solution

we know that current is express as

current = power ÷ voltage   ………………….1

here voltage is same in all three device

so

current by toaster is

I =

I = 9.5 A

and

current by blender

I =

I = 2.25 A

and

current by lamp is

I =

I = 0.667 A

so here device in parallel so

total current is = 9.5 A + 2.25 A + 0.667 A

total current = 12.417 A

so it will not fuse as current is less than 15 A