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I have an argument.. In the top section we have two wall plugs hooked up like a common circuit.

In the bottom section if we plug two consumers will it work, will it work half the power or it will blow up?

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    \$\begingroup\$ Hint: your windows has a screenshot tool, and your keyboard even has a key for that. Oh, and paint is actually a tool to create and save images. This is so low-effort that I'm fighting myself not to give you a down vote... \$\endgroup\$ Jul 3, 2018 at 1:31
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MarcusMüller - I lost the fight. \$\endgroup\$
    – brhans
    Jul 3, 2018 at 2:10
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    \$\begingroup\$ @brhans strange – I just did, too. \$\endgroup\$ Jul 3, 2018 at 2:17
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    \$\begingroup\$ This website incorporates a tool for drawing simple circuits, you might enjoy trying it. Edit your question and press Ctrl+M (or click the circuit "schematic" icon) \$\endgroup\$ Jul 3, 2018 at 9:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ xkcd.com/1814 \$\endgroup\$
    – winny
    Jul 3, 2018 at 10:01

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If the two outlets are on the same phase then combining them as shown will have NO affect compared to just using one of them.

If the outrlets do not have identical connections them connecting them as shown will cause a blown fuse / tripped breaker / maor damage (choose some).

The bulbs are connected in series. They will usually both operate at reduced output.


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