Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 18 - Electric Currents - Misconceptual Questions: 9

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

Each new device is added to the circuit in parallel to the others, such as when multiple appliances are plugged into a power strip. The voltage across every device stays the same as more devices are added. However, each new device creates a path for more current to flow, causing the total current demanded to increase. When the current becomes too high, the circuit breaker trips/opens, cutting off the power as a safety measure.
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