**What is a load resistor?** What is a load resistor? A load resistor is **a component that has the sole function of increasing the load resistance of a circuit to a specific level**. It is an output testing device that is used as an ideal output while designing or testing an electrical circuit.

**How do you find the load resistor?** **Use Ohm’s Law to determine the total resistance**. The following formula is used to determine the total resistance in a circuit when both current and voltage are known: R = V / I, where R = Resistance, V = Voltage, and I = Current.

**What is difference between resistor and load resistor?** **Resistor observes the flow of current and emits in the form of heat.** **But the load is something which is utilising the current flow through the circuit and working as per the application**. Load resistance is still a resistance. ” load is something which is utilising the current flow”.

**Why it is called load resistance?** The load resistor is basically a resistive load. So the load resistor is not different from a normal resistor as **it is used as a load to the output of the circuit**, that is why it is called a Load Resistor. The load resistor may be in two forms – fixed and variable.

## What is a load resistor? – Additional Questions

### How does a load resistor affect voltage?

Show activity on this post. If you put a load (= a resistor) in parallel with the ‘lower’ resistor of your voltage divider **the output voltage will indeed be lower**.

### What is load resistance unit?

Ohm’s law idea of source and load

The unit of resistance is an **ohm (Ω)**. 1 ohm is defined as the resistance offered by a material when a current of 1 ampere is flowing through a potential difference of 1 volt.

### What is the difference between load resistance and resistance?

Resistance is just an proportionality constant (ohm’s law) it is the electrical inertia of a ckt. the resistance of your circuit is defined by the resistor you have placed and internal resistances of your components. where as **load resistance is which draws the power from the circuit**.

### What is a load in a circuit?

An electrical load is simply **any component of a circuit that consumes power or energy**. In a household setting, the most obvious examples of electrical loads include light bulbs and appliances.

### What is load voltage?

Load voltage regulation is defined by **the drop in voltage when going from a no load to full load condition on a power source**. In more practical terms, it is often measured when going from a typical steady state load to a maximum load condition, realized under normal operating conditions.

### What is load voltage formula?

Calculating an Electrical Load in a Simple Circuit

Let **Power = Voltage * Current (P=VI)**. Let Current = Voltage/Resistance (I=V/R). Apply Kirchoff’s Second Law, that the sum of the voltages around a circuit is zero. Conclude that the load voltage around the simple circuit must be 9 volts.

### What is the function of load?

The Load function **initializes a database and loads it from an input data file**. It can be used for initial loading of a database, as part of a database reorganization, or for reloading a database after changing the DBD definition.

### How does load affect voltage?

With increase in load the load current passing through the circuit increases and hence the voltage drop across the resistance of the components in series path wrt load increase increases causing a drop in the voltage across the load terminals.

### What happens when load increases?

As the load is increased, **the motor will slow down, and the torque will increase**. Current into the motor will also increase. If the load is increased above the maximum, the motor may overheat after a while.

### Why does voltage drop on load?

“Voltage dropping” a circuit tells you **when the circuit is too restricted to operate a component (e.g., motor, relay, light bulb) or operate it correctly**. If the circuit is restricted, repair it and retest. If there is no restriction and the component still does not run or run correctly, then replace the component.

### What causes voltage to drop?

A voltage drop in an electrical circuit normally occurs **when a current passes through the cable**. It is related to the resistance or impedance to current flow with passive elements in the circuits including cables, contacts and connectors affecting the level of voltage drop.