# Lesson Plan Electrical Power Electronics

```Electrical Power
Electronics
Lesson Plan
Performance Objective
At the end of the lesson, students will demonstrate how to use three versions of the power formula to
calculate power by completing
 Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power Formula worksheet;
 Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive Circuit worksheet;
 Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and Resistor Power Rating worksheet;
 Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power Formula worksheet; and
 Power Exam #1 and Power Exam #2.
Specific Objectives
After completion of this lesson, the student should be able to
 Match terms associated with power and measurement to their definitions.
 Match power abbreviations with their terms.
 State three versions of the formula used to compute electrical power.
 Arrange in proper sequence the procedures for power measurement using a DC wattmeter.
 Select true statements concerning resistor wattage rating.
 List electrical power safety precautions.
 Distinguish between direct and inverse proportions involved in power formulas.
 Demonstrate the ability to
o Compute current using the power formula.
o Determine the power used in a resistive circuit.
o Determine the function of fuses and resistor power ratings.
Terms
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Mechanical power - the rate at which work is being done.
Electrical power - the rate of electrical energy used by an electrical circuit.
Watt - the unit of measurement for power; one volt times one amp.
Kilowatt - 1,000 watts.
Kilowatt hours - a unit of electrical energy.
Fuse - a non-resettable electrical device which protects a circuit from excessive power or current; a
blown fuse must be replaced.
Circuit breaker - a resettable electrical switch which protects a circuit from excessive power or current.
Time
The lesson presentation should take approximately 90 minutes. Allow a 45-minute class for the lab. Allow a
45-minute class for student to work problems and take the quiz.
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Preparation
TEKS Correlations
This lesson, as published, correlates to the following TEKS. Any changes/alterations to the activities may result
in the elimination of any or all of the TEKS listed.
Electronics
 130.368 (c)
o (5) The student implements the concepts and skills that form the technical knowledge of
electronics using project-based assessments. The student is expected to:
(A) apply Ohm's law, Kirchhoff's laws, and power laws.
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130.368 (c)
o (6) The student applies the concepts and skills to simulated and actual work situations. The
student is expected to:
(A) measure and calculate resistance, current, voltage, and power in series,
parallel, and complex circuits.
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130.368 (c)
o (8) The student learns the function and application of the tools, equipment, and materials
used in electronics through project-based assignments. The student is expected to:
(A) safely use tools and laboratory equipment to construct and repair circuits;
and
(B) use precision measuring instruments to analyze circuits and prototypes.
Interdisciplinary Correlations
Physics
 112.39 (c)
o (1) Scientific processes. The student conducts investigations, for at least 40% of
instructional time, using safe, environmentally appropriate, and ethical practices. These
investigations must involve actively obtaining and analyzing data with physical equipment,
but may also involve experimentation in a simulated environment as well as field
observations that extend beyond the classroom. The student is expected to:
(A) demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations.
o (2) Scientific processes. The student uses a systematic approach to answer scientific
laboratory and field investigative questions. The student is expected to:
(H) make measurements with accuracy and precision and record data using
scientific notation and International System (SI) units; and
(I) identify and quantify causes and effects of uncertainties in measured data.
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o (5) Science concepts. The student knows the nature of forces in the physical world. The
student is expected to:
(F) design, construct, and calculate in terms of current through, potential
difference across, resistance of, and power used by electric circuit elements
connected in both series and parallel combinations.
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Lineman
 Adhere to safety practices and procedures, such as checking equipment regularly and erecting barriers
around work areas.
 Test conductors, according to electrical diagrams and specifications, to identify corresponding
conductors and to prevent incorrect connections.
 Open switches or attach grounding devices to remove electrical hazards from disturbed or fallen lines
or to facilitate repairs.
 Climb poles or use truck-mounted buckets to access equipment.
 Drive vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
 Identify defective sectionalizing devices, circuit breakers, fuses, voltage regulators, transformers,
switches, relays, or wiring, using wiring diagrams and electrical-testing instruments.
 Install, maintain, and repair electrical distribution and transmission systems, including conduits, cables,
wires, and related equipment, such as transformers, circuit breakers, and switches.
 Dig holes, using augers, and set poles, using cranes and power equipment.
 Place insulating or fireproofing materials over conductors and joints.
 Install watt-hour meters and connect service drops between power lines and consumers' facilities.
Soft Skills
 Active Listening
 Critical Thinking
 Complex Problem Solving
 Coordination
 Judgment and Decision Making
Accommodations for Learning Differences
This lesson will accommodate the needs of every learner. You may modify this lesson to accommodate your
students with learning differences. Refer to the files found on the Special Populations page of this website.
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Preparation
 Review the Electrical Power slide presentation and the lesson document prior to the lesson.
 Have worksheets, exams, and review materials ready before class begins.
 Have calculators and other materials ready.
References
• Buchla, D. &amp; Floyd, T. (2005). The science of electronics DC/AC. (Chapter 4). Upper Saddle River, NJ:
Pearson Prentice Hall.
• Floyd, T. (1993). Principles of electric circuits: Electron flow version. New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing
Co.
• Robertson, L. (1980). Basic electronics I. Mid-American Vocational Curriculum Consortium, Inc.
Instructional Aids
 Electrical Power slide presentation and notes
 Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power Formula worksheet
 Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive Circuit worksheet
 Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and Resistor Power Rating worksheet
 Answer key for Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power Formula worksheet
 Answer key for Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive Circuit worksheet
 Answer key for Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and Resistor Power Rating worksheet
 Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power Formula worksheet
 Answer key for Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power Formula worksheet
 Power Exam #1
 Answer key for Power Exam #1
 Power Exam #2
 Answer key for Power Exam #2
Introduction
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Show
o A light bulb.
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Say
o Most of you have heard something like “this is a 60 watt bulb”.
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o Do any of you know what that means?
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Say
o Yes, it does have something to do with the amount of light the bulb will produce, but “60
watts” is actually the power rating of the bulb, representing how much electrical power the
light bulb will consume.
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o Does anyone know what happens when you leave a light on all day when you are not in the
room?
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Say
o Correct! Your electric bill will increase because you have used electrical power over a long
period of time. In order to understand how that works, we need to understand electrical
power. Let’s get started.
Outline
MI
OUTLINE
I.
Electrical Power
A. Rate description
B. Energy consumption
C. Energy conversion
D. Electron movement
E. Voltage explanation
II.
Power and Energy
A. Comparing units of energy and power
B. Converting electricity into useful energy
C. Identifying useful energy around houses
D. Associating power formulas with Ohm’s Law
NOTES TO TEACHER
Slides 1-4
Begin the Electrical
Power slide
presentation. Establish
a good foundation
before continuing with
presentation.
Slides 5-9
III.
Wattmeter and Wattage Rating
A. Using a wattmeter
B. Measuring watts
C. Wattage rating of resistors
Slides 10-13
Note that a higher
wattage resistor is
physically larger.
IV.
Practice Problem 1 – Power in a Series Circuit
A. Use a problem solving sequence
B. Study the problem first
C. Identify the missing information
D. Solve the problem
Slides 14-24
The problem solving
sequence in Problem 1
is consistent with the
problem solving process
given in other lessons.
V.
Practice Problem 2 – Power in a Parallel Circuit
A. Calculate power
B. Determine which formula
C. Solve the problem
Slides 25-35
Problem 2 shows two
methods using different
versions of the power
formula.
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NOTES TO TEACHER
OUTLINE
MI
VI.
Review Power, Terms, and Safety
A. Practice Watt’s Law
B. Terms and definitions
C. Safety Precautions
Slide 35
Have students complete
as an independent
practice.
VII.
Power Labs
A. Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power
Formula worksheet
B. Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive
Circuit worksheet
C. Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and
Resistor Power Rating worksheet
Slides 36-39
Use some of the
worksheets for guided
practice and others for
independent practice.
VIII.
Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power
Formula worksheet
IX.
Ensure students work
many problems before
they take the exams.
Assessment
A. Power Exam #1
B. Power Exam #2
Multiple Intelligences Guide
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Application
Guided Practice
The teacher may conduct Lab #3 as a demonstration. Lab #1, Lab #3, and the discussion questions after Lab #2
can be guided practice - especially if supplies are limited. The first couple of problems from Student Activity
should also be teacher-led. Use some of the worksheets for guided practice and others for independent
practice.
Independent Practice
Lab #2, the rest of the problems from Student Activity, and slide 35 are independent practices.
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Summary
Review
Go over the lab worksheets to reinforce concepts and check for understanding.
 How did you know that your resistors were &frac12;-watt resistors? Explain.
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How much power was applied to the 1,000-ohm resistor? (P=I2R)
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Explain why the fuse blew when 10-volts were applied to the 10-ohm resistor.
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Explain what happened to the resistor. How much power was being applied after you shorted the fuse?
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If you had to use a 10-ohm resistor with 10-volts applied, what would you do?
Evaluation
Informal Assessment
 The teacher will ask questions and encourage student feedback during the presentation. The teacher
will also monitor each student or small group as they individually work to complete the assignments.
Formal Assessment
The student will be assessed by the accuracy of the completed assignments. The teacher will divide the final
assessment into the following two parts.
 A measurement test of a series of exercises using the breadboards, power supplies, and assorted loads
or lamps to measure current, voltage, resistors, and power accurately.
 The scores on the formal exams (Exam 1 and Exam 2.)
Enrichment
Extension
 Using the wattmeter to accurately measure power becomes a vital part of the technical problemsolving skills needed in the workplace.
 Thinking through a problem to arrive at the answer and working past frustrations strengthens
character.
 Developing leadership skills helps solve challenges throughout life. Leading and following creates a
sense of accomplishment that also helps strengthen character.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power
Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power Formula
Equipment and materials
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Lamp holder with 100-watt bulb
Lamp holder with 40-watt bulb
110-volt power source
NOTE: Smaller voltage lamps can be used with an appropriate power supply.
Procedure
1. Plug both lamps into 110-volt line and turn switches on at the same time.
2. Let lamps heat up for a brief time.
3. Put a hand close to each lamp and feel which one is hotter: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
4. Determine which lamp is using more power: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
NOTE: The hotter lamp uses using more power.
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Determine which lamp is using more current: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
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Determine which lamp has the lower resistance: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
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Using the formula P=VI, compute the current flowing through each lamp.
6. Return lamps to proper storage area.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Lab #1 – Compute Current Using the Power Formula
Equipment and materials
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Lamp holder with 100-watt bulb
Lamp holder with 40-watt bulb
110-volt power source
NOTE: Smaller voltage lamps can be used with an appropriate power supply.
Procedure
1. Plug both lamps into 110-volt line and turn switches on at the same time.
2. Let lamps heat up for a brief time.
X
3. Put a hand close to each lamp and feel which one is hotter: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
X 100-watt.
4. Determine which lamp is using more power: ____ 40-watt ____
NOTE: The hotter lamp uses more power.
X
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Determine which lamp is using more current: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
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Determine which lamp has the lower resistance: ____ 40-watt ____ 100-watt.
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Using the formula P=VI, compute the current flowing through each lamp.
X
6. Return lamps to proper storage area.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power
Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive Circuit
Equipment and materials
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Adjustable DC power supply (0-30 volts)
DC wattmeter (0-20 watts)
330-ohm, 2-watt resistor
Ammeter or multimeter
DC voltmeter and ohmmeter (multimeter)
Procedure Steps
1. Leaving the power off, connect the following circuit (Figure 1.)
a. FIGURE 1
2. Double check your circuit for correct wiring.
3. Turn on power.
4. Apply 10 volts across the resistor.
5. Measure the voltage to set it to the indicated value, then measure the current and power and record
the values.
Data Table
OBSERVED
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V
I
P
COMPUTED
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V
I
P
(Record step 5.)
10 V
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____
(Record step 7.)
15 V
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____
____
____
(Record step 9.)
20 V
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____
____
____ ____
(Record step 12.)
_____Ω
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6. Increase the power supply to 15 volts.
7. Read and record V, I, and P in the Data Table.
8. Increase the power supply to 20 volts.
9. Read and record V, I, and P in the Data Table.
10. Turn off the power supply.
11. Disconnect the circuit.
12. Read its value with the ohmmeter and record in the Data Table.
13. Using the three forms of power formula, compute the power for the V, I, and R values at 10 volts, 15
volts, and 20 volts.
14. Compare the computed values with the wattmeter readings.
NOTE: The following questions may be used for discussion:
A. What causes the difference between computed values and wattmeter indications?
B. Did the resistance remain constant during this experiment? Did the current remain constant?
Compare the changing voltage with the power consumed by the resistor. Is the relationship a
direct proportion or inverse proportion?
C. Would the same power be consumed if the load were reversed? Why?
D. When the voltage was doubled (10 V to 20 V), how much did power increase?
15. Return the equipment and materials to the proper storage area.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Lab #2 – Determine Power Used in a Resistive Circuit
Equipment and materials
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Adjustable DC power supply (0-30 volts)
DC wattmeter (0-20 watts)
330-ohm, 2-watt resistor
Ammeter or multimeter
DC voltmeter and ohmmeter (multimeter)
Procedure Steps
1. Leaving the power off, connect the following circuit (Figure 1.)
b. FIGURE 1
2. Double check your circuit for correct wiring.
3. Turn on power.
4. Apply 10 volts across the resistor.
5. Measure the voltage to set it to the indicated value, then measure the current and power and record the
values.
Data Table
OBSERVED
________________
V
I
P
(Record step 5.)
10 V
meas
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meas
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mW
10
V 30____
mA 300
____
____
(Record step 7.)
15 V
meas
____
meas
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15
V
____
(Record step 9.)
20 V
meas
____
meas
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20 V
(Record step 12.)
_____Ω
COMPUTED
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V
I
P
45
mA
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682
mW
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mA
1.21 A
____ 60
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Measured value 330 Ω +/- 5%
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6. Increase the power supply to 15 volts.
7. Read and record V, I, and P.
8. Increase the power supply to 20 volts.
9. Read and record V, I, and P.
10. Turn off the power supply.
11. Disconnect the circuit.
12. Read its value with the ohmmeter.
13. Using the three forms of power formula, compute the power for the V, I, and R values at 10 volts, 15 volts,
and 20 volts.
14. Compare the computed values with the wattmeter readings.
NOTE: The following questions may be used for discussion:
A. What causes the difference between computed values and wattmeter indications?
o Differences in actual resistor values and power supply voltage
B. Did the resistance remain constant during this experiment? Did the current remain constant?
Compare the changing voltage with the power consumed by the resistor. Is the relationship a
direct proportion or inverse proportion?
o It should remain nearly constant, although resistance value does change with temperature.
o Direct
C. Would the same power be consumed if the load were reversed? Why?
o Yes, a resistor has no polarity.
D. When the voltage was doubled (10 V to 20 V), how much did power increase?
o By a factor of 4, a function of V squared
15. Return the equipment and materials to the proper storage area.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power
Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and Resistor Power Rating
(NOTE: The teacher may want to conduct this lab as a demonstration.)
Equipment and materials
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Variable power supply (minimum 10 V, 1-amp capability)
1,000-ohm, &frac12;-watt resistor
10-ohm, &frac12;-watt resistor (expendable)
One &frac12;-amp fuse (expendable)
DC ammeter (1-amp capability)
Procedure
1. Connect the power supply, switch, 1,000-ohm resistor, ammeter, and &frac12;-amp fuse in a series as shown in
Figure 1.
FIGURE 1
2. Turn on the power supply.
4. Turn on switch.
5. Read and record the current indication on the ammeter.
6. Turn the power supply to zero.
7. Open the switch.
8. Replace the 1,000-ohm resistor with the 10-ohm resistor.
(CAUTION: Set range switch, if applicable, to 1 ampere or more.)
9. Close the switch.
10. Adjust the power supply to 10 volts.
11. Observe the fuse and record what you observe. _____________________
12. Connect a wire across the fuse and observe the 10-ohm resistor, and record what you observe.
___________________________________
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Lab #3 – Determine the Function of Fuses and Resistor Power Rating
(NOTE: The teacher may want to conduct this lab as a demonstration.)
Equipment and materials
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Variable power supply (minimum 10 V, 1-amp capability)
1,000-ohm, &frac12;-watt resistor
10-ohm, &frac12;-watt resistor (expendable)
One &frac12;-amp fuse (expendable)
DC ammeter (1-amp capability)
Procedure
1. Connect the power supply, switch, 1,000-ohm resistor, ammeter, and &frac12;-amp fuse in a series as shown in
Figure 1.
FIGURE 1
2. Turn on the power supply.
4. Turn on switch.
10 mA
5. Read and record the current indication on the ammeter. ____________
6. Turn the power supply to zero.
7. Open the switch.
8. Replace the 1,000-ohm resistor with the 10-ohm resistor.
(CAUTION: Set range switch, if applicable, to 1 ampere or more)
9. Close the switch.
10. Adjust the power supply to 10 volts.
The fuse should blow because I = 1 A
11. Observe the fuse and record what you observe. __________________________________________
12. Connect a wire across the fuse and observe the 10-ohm resistor, and record what you observe.
The
10 ohm resistor should overheat and burn up without the fuse showing that the fuse protects
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the circuit.
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Directions: The following questions should be used for discussion.
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Explain how you know that your resistors were &frac12;-watt resistors.
o The size of the resistor - bigger than a quarter watt, smaller than a 2 watt.
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How much power was applied to the 1,000-ohm resistor? (From lab 3, P=I2R)
o 100 mW
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Explain why the fuse blew when 10 volts were applied to the 10-ohm resistor.
o The total current would be larger than the fuse rating.
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Explain what happened to the resistor. How much power was being applied after you shorted the fuse?
o The total power would be larger than the power rating of the resistor.
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If you had to use a 10-ohm resistor with 10-volts applied, what would you do?
o Use a higher power resistor and a higher current fuse.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power
Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power Formula
Directions
Study the following schematics and answer the questions below them. Use the formulas for power:
 P=VI when current and voltage are known;
 P=I2R when current and resistance are known; and
 P=V2 /R when voltage and resistance are known.
A.
I = 25 mA
R = 150 Ω
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power.
2. Solve for P.
B.
R = 100 Ω
R = 250 Ω
V = 16 V
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power.
2. Solve for P.
C.
I = 60 mA
I = 20 mA
R = 40 Ω
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power.
2. Solve for P.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Student Activity – Compute Power from the Power Formula
Directions
Study the following schematics and answer the questions below them. Use the formulas for power:
 P=VI when current and voltage are known;
 P=I2R when current and resistance are known; and
 P=V2 /R when voltage and resistance are known.
A.
I = 25 mA
R = 150 Ω
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power.
P=I2R
2. Solve for P. P= 93.75 mW
B.
R = 100 Ω
R = 250 Ω
V = 16 V
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power.
P= V2 /R
2. Solve for P. P = 1.024 W
C.
IT = 60 mA
I2 = 20 mA
R1 = 40 Ω
1. State the power formula(s) needed to solve for power. P1 = I2R, P2 = VI
2. Solve for P. P1 = 64 mA, P2 = 32 mA
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power Exam #1
I.
II.
Match the terms to the correct definitions.
1. Electrical power
A 1,000 watts
2. Watt
B Energy, in kilowatts, multiplied by the
time in hours
3. Kilowatt
C The unit of measurement for power
4. Kilowatt hours
D The rate of doing work by electrons
moving through a resistive circuit
Match the symbols or abbreviations with their correct definition.
5. Fuse
A The rate of doing work
6. Circuit breaker
B An electrical device which protects a circuit from
excessive power or current
7. Power
C Measured in foot-pounds without any reference
to time
8. Work
D An electrical switch which protects a circuit form
excessive power or current
III. Solve the following problems.
9. Find the power, given that the total load for the circuit is 455Ω and the applied voltage is 40
volts.
A 3.516 W
B 35.164 W
C 5.18 W
D .88 W
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10. What is the power in a circuit with the following closed loop condition: the current is 32.5 mA,
the circuit of four loads different resistance values, and the applied voltage is 32.5 volts?
A 1000 W
B 2W
C 1.056 W
D .965 W
11. If the following circuit has RT = 24000Ω with an applied voltage of 25 volts, what is the power to
this circuit?
A 2.6 W
B 1.524 W
C 26 mW
D 5.2 mW
12. Solve for unknown power when I=2 milliamps and R=3 kilo-ohms. P=____
A 12 W
B 1.5 W
C 12 mW
D .15 W
13. Solve for unknown power when V=110 volts and I=2 amperes. P=_____
A 50 W
B 18.18 W
C 220 W
D 55 W
14. Solve for unknown power when I=16 milliamps and R=8 megaohms. P=____
A 2048 W
B 20.48 W
C .509 W
D 509 W
15. Solve for unknown power when V=22 volts and I=2mA. P=_____
A 4.4 W
B 44 mW
C 1.1 W
D 11 W
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16. What is the power in a circuit with the following closed loop circuit condition: the current is 325
mA, the circuit of four loads has different resistance values, and the applied voltage is 120
volts?
A 44.5 W
B 36.9 W
C 39 W
D 55.4 W
17. Find the unknown variable for power when these values are given: applied voltage is 12 volts
and the total resistance is 5.60 MΩ.
A 25.7 mW
B 25.7&micro;W
C 2.1 &micro;W
D 17.6 mW
18. Find the unknown variable when these values are given: current is 6 &micro;A and the total resistance
is 560 MΩ.
A 2 mW
B 17.6 W
C 11.2 mW
D 5.66 W
IV. Arrange in proper sequence the following procedure for power measurement using a DC wattmeter.
Use letters A-E, where A represents Step 1 and E represents Step 5.
19. __Read and record power value in watts indicated on wattmeter.
20. __Turn on circuit power.
21. __Connect the voltage (E) terminals of wattmeter across load with power off.
22. __Turn off circuit power and disconnect wattmeter.
23. __With circuit power turned off, connect the current (I) terminals of wattmeter in series with
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24. Which of the following is a true statement concerning resistor wattage rating?
A Most resistors do not have a wattage rating.
B A wattage safety factor of 1 should be used when choosing resistors.
C The wattage ratting indicates the maximum amount of power that a resistor can handle
before it burns up.
D Smaller wire wound resistors are capable of dissipating the heat generated by higher power
levels.
25. Which of the following statements is a correct statement relative to either direct or inverse
proportion
A A directly proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
opposite direction of change in another quantity.
B An inversely proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces no
effect on another quantity.
C An inversely proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
same direction of change in another quantity.
D A directly proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
same direction of change in another quantity.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
I. Match the terms to the correct definitions.
1. Electrical power
D
A 1,000 watts
2. Watt
C
B Energy, in kilowatts, multiplied by the
time in hours
3. Kilowatt
A
C The unit of measurement for power
4. Kilowatt hours
B
D The rate of doing work by electrons
moving through a resistive circuit
II. Match the symbols or abbreviations with their correct definition.
5. Fuse
B
A The rate of doing work
6. Circuit breaker
D
B An electrical device which protects a circuit from
excessive power or current
7. Power
A
C Measured in foot-pounds without any reference
to time
8. Work
C
D An electrical switch which protects a circuit form
excessive power or current
III. Solve the following problems
9. Find the power, given that the total load for the circuit is 455Ω and the applied voltage is 40
volts.
A 3.516 W
B 35.164 W
C 5.18 W
D .88 W
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
10. What is the power in a circuit with the following closed loop condition: the current is 32.5 mA,
the circuit of four loads different resistance values, and the applied voltage is 32.5 volts?
A 1000 W
B 2W
C 1.056 W
D .965 W
11. If the following circuit has RT = 24000Ω with an applied voltage of 25 volts, what is the power of
this circuit?
A 2.6 W
B 1.524 W
C 26 mW
D 5.2 mW
12. Solve for unknown power when I = 2 milliamps and R = 3 kilo-ohms. P=____
A 12 W
B 1.5 W
C 12 mW
D .15 W
13. Solve for unknown power when V = 110 volts and I = 2 amperes. P=_____
A 50 W
B 18.18 W
C 220 W
D 55 W
14. Solve for unknown power when I = 16 milliamps and R = 8 megaohms. P=____
A 2048 W
B 20.48 W
C .509 W
D 509 W
15. Solve for unknown power when V=22 volts and I=2mA. P=_____
A 4.4 W
B 44 mW
C 1.1 W
D 11 W
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
16. What is the power in a circuit with the following closed loop circuit condition: the current is 325
mA, the circuit of four loads has different resistance values, and the applied voltage is 120
volts?
A 44.5 W
B 36.9 W
C 39 W
D 55.4 W
17. Find the unknown variable for power when these values are given: applied voltage is 12 volts
and the total resistance is 5.60 MΩ.
A 25.7 mW
B 25.7&micro;W
C 2.1 &micro;W
D 17.6 mW
18. Find the unknown variable when these values are given: current is 6 &micro;A and the total resistance
is 560 MΩ.
A 2 mW
B 17.6 W
C 11.2 mW
D 5.66 W
IV. Arrange in proper sequence the following procedure for power measurement using a DC wattmeter.
Use letters A-E, where A represents Step 1 and E represents Step 5.
19. D (Step 4) Read and record power value in watts indicated on wattmeter.
20. C (Step 3) Turn on circuit power.
21. B (Step 2) Connect the voltage (E) terminals of wattmeter across load with power off.
22. E (Step 5) Turn off circuit power and disconnect wattmeter.
23. A (Step 1) With circuit power turned off, connect the current (I) terminals of wattmeter in
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
24. Which of the following is a true statement concerning resistor wattage rating?
A Most resistors do not have a wattage rating.
B A wattage safety factor of 1 should be used when choosing resistors.
C The wattage ratting indicates the maximum amount of power that a resistor can handle
before it burns up.
D Smaller wire wound resistors are capable of dissipating the heat generated by higher power
levels.
25. Which of the following statements is a correct statement relative to either direct or inverse
proportion.
A A directly proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
opposite direction of change in another quantity.
B An inversely proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces no
effect on another quantity.
C An inversely proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
same direction of change in another quantity.
D A directly proportional relationship is one by which a change in one quantity produces the
same direction of change in another quantity.
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Name: _______________________________________ Class: ________________________ Date ___/___/___
Power Exam #2
1. List two circuit safety precautions and one worker safety precaution. (2pts each)
A. Circuit safety precautions
i.
ii.
B. Worker safety precaution with live circuits
i.
2. List three uses of Watt’s Law in any order. (2pts each)
A. __ ___ __________________________________
B. _________________________________________
C. _________________________________________
Calculate the power and show the formula used (1 pt. - state formula; 1 pt. - fill in values w/ labels; 1 pt. - for
the numeric answer; and 1 pt. - for the proper tag).
Given
3.
37 KΩ
10 &micro;A
3. _____
___________________________________________________
_____
4.
2 mA
57 V
4.
___________________________________________________
_____
_____
5.
24 volts
250 KΩ
5.
___________________________________________________
_____
_____
6.
100 &micro;A
35 MΩ
6.
___________________________________________________
_____
_____
7.
12.5 volts
13 &micro;amps
7.
___________________________________________________
_____
_____
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1. List two circuit safety precautions and one worker safety precaution. (2pts each)
A. Circuit safety precautions
i. Never install a fuse or circuit breaker whose current rating is higher or whose voltage
rating is lower than specified for a particular circuit.
ii.
Never bypass or defeat a fuse or circuit breaker.
B. Worker safety precaution with live circuits
i. Work with well-insulated tools whenever possible.
OR
ii. Avoid completing a circuit through the body.
2. List three uses of Watt’s Law in any order. (2pts each)
A. When current and voltage are known, P=VI
B. When current and resistance are known, P=I2R
C. When voltage and resistance are known, P=V2/R
Calculate the power and show the formula used (1 pt. - state formula; 1 pt. - fill in values w/ labels; 1 pt. - for
the numeric answer; and 1 pt. - for the proper tag).
Given
3.
37 KΩ
10 &micro;A
2
P=I R= (.00001) x 37000 = .00037 W
3.
2
57 V
mW__
114__
mW__
4.
2 mA
P= VI= (.002)(57) = .114 W
5.
24 volts
250 KΩ
2
P=V /R = 24 / 250000 = .0002304 W
5.
2.304_
mW__
100 &micro;A
35 MΩ
2
P=I R= (.00001) x 35000000 = .35 W
6. 0.35__
W ___
12.5 volts
13 &micro;amps
P= VI= (12.5)(.000013) = 162.5 &micro;W
7. 162.5_
&micro;W__
_
2
6.
2
7.
4.
3.7___