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Ohm’s Law

Ohms Law EIR SymbolOhms Law EIR Symbol

Voltage, current, resistance, and power can be calculated using ohm’s law. Below are the formulas for these calculations. At a given voltage when resistance increases, current decreases. When resistance decreases, current increases. The chart below left shows the relationship between voltage, current, and resistance. The chart below right shows the relationship between power, voltage, and current.

E = I * R

I = E / R

Ohm’s Law Calculations

Ohms Law EIR SymbolOhms Law PEI SymbolExpanded Ohm’s Law Chart120 Volt 60 Watt Light Bulb Circuit12 Volt 60 Watt Light Bulb CircuitOhms Law PEI Symbol

P = E * I

I = E / R

E = I * R

R = E / I

P = E * I

Expanded Ohm’s Law Chart

12 Volt 60 Watt Light Bulb Circuit

120 Volt 60 Watt Light Bulb Circuit

120 Volt 100 Watt Light Bulb Circuit

120 Volt 100 Watt Light Bulb Circuit

Ohms Law PEI Symbol

I = P / E

Ohms Law PEI Symbol

E = P / I

Ohms Law EIR Symbol

R = E / I

Voltage (E) and power (W) are known, how to calculate current (I).

Voltage (E) and power (W) are known, how to calculate current (I).

Voltage (E) and current (I) are known, how to calculate resistance (R).

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