Power Loss of a Circuit on a Contractor's Exam
This power can be thought of as being "lost", but recall that it is simply being corrected to heat. This power loss is experienced as watts and is calculated by the following formula:
Example: What is the power loss of a 2.1A circuit where the resistance is 69 Ω?
W = (2.1)2 A x 69 Ω
W = 4.41 A x 69 Ω
W = 304.29 watts