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I have a circuit (see pic) that includes the primary winding of a 1:20 self wound transformer. Without some form of additional resistance this circuit will draw too much current from the power supply and damage the FET I’m using so I plan to put a rheostat inline with the primary winding to control the maximum current flowing in it. Given the basic equation for power expended in a resistor of P=I^2R, I’m trying to work out the maximum power rating for the rheostat. If I set the input voltage to 50V and set a 100R rheostat to 50Ohms then my current should be 1.0A. In th