As an example of my question, imagine I have a small generator attached to a bicycle pedals. If this generator is connected to one light bulb, how would it compare with the generator being connected to multiple bulbs?
My assumption is that, as you add more bulbs, either;
- The resistance on the pedals would remain the same, but you would now have to pedal faster in order to light the bulbs to the same brightness, or;
- It would become harder to pedal when the extra bulbs are added, but the same rpm would be needed to produce the same brightness.
Which (if either) of my assumptions is the correct one?