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AC parallel circuit

  1. Nov 21, 2016 #1
    Current is in phase with voltage in series. What about in parallel?
  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 21, 2016 #2
    I disagree that "in series" makes the V and I in phase, If the load is only resistive, then yes. You can say that the current through each element in a series circuit is in phase. ( but not the voltage)

    As for Parallel it depends on the components in the different branches. Consider 3 branches, a resistor, an inductor and a capacitor ( all ideal) -- they each have a different V & I relationship. The Voltage across each branch is the same, but not the currents ( unless the branches are identical - of course)
  4. Nov 22, 2016 #3
    Oh okay. Thank you
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