I'm sure this has an answer somewhere but I am going to try my luck. I am having trouble with the following type of circuit.
240V ac going to 3 resistors in series @ 10kW (no neutral, this a simple circuit diagram). Total circuit current @ 1.44 ohms for each resistor load is 83.33 amps and 120v across any load with a voltmeter. And since this is a SERIES circuit that (83.33 amps) is also the TOTAL circuit amps (if i'm not wrong). Because in a parallel circuit it would be 249.99 TOTAL circuit amps and 240v across any load with a volt meter. I am so confused because the voltage across each load keeps adding up to 120v, and in a 240v power supply circuit that does not add up correctly, it would need to be a 360V circuit with 3 resistors @ 1.44 ohms.
I guess the question is: Should each resistive load in this circuit read 120v across itself with a voltmeter or should it read 80v across itself with a voltmeter.
If it should read the first one, why.
I apologize ahead for the bad grammar.