I'm very new to this field so sorry for this silly question.
What I've learnt is that when any number of devices are connected in parallel (and none in series with the battery) with the battery, the potential difference across all the devices is equal to that of the battery.
If 2 resistors are connected in series in one 'line' of the parallel circuit, how the potential is spent by the two resistors, their values of resistances, etc. shouldn't affect the voltage of the other 'lines' of the parallel circuit.
So when the Zener diode and the load are connected in parallel with the voltage source, whether the voltage is constant in the diode or not shouldn't affect the load from having the same potential difference as the voltage source right?
And yet, even though parallelly connected with the load, the diode manages to affect the voltage of the load.
How is this accomplished?
P.S - I may have misused some terms so sorry in advance :)