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Old 11-12-2006, 10:03 AM   #92
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Originally Posted by ArbyNav
If the battery cable was the only thing on the circuit, then it'd have to dissipate all the power - if the cable has almost zero resistance then the watts would be something like Power (watts) = 12 / 0, which is almost unlimited and a very bad thing for your generator to try (user hint, it will try but will never make it - the power generated will roughly correlate to the dollar cost of fixing the damage)

Thanks for the laugh and the explanation. Sometimes I wish I paid more attention in Physics class.
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