Connecting Resistors Together

Individual resistors can be connected together in series connections, a parallel connections or combinations of both series and parallel together to produce more complex resistor networks. These resistive networks have an equivalent resistance which is a combination of the individual resistors. Then complicated resistor networks can be replaced by a single equivalent resistor, R(EQUIVALENT). It makes no matter what the combination or complexity of the resistor network is, all resistors obey the same basic rules defined by Ohm’s Law.