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Bridge two circuits

  1. Sep 25, 2015 #1
    Is it possible to have one part of the circuit running with electricity then manually add in a second part of the circuit to the first part and have both running simultaneously? Is there a name for such a circuit? The voltage and current of the first part of the circuit would change because of the second part of the circuit?
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2015 #2

    anorlunda

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    Do you mean plugging an appliance into the wall? The first circuit is the power grid. The second circuit is the applicance.
     
  4. Sep 25, 2015 #3
    Ya, something like that, what would happen to the current and voltage on both sides of the circuits and is there a mechanism to accommodate for the suddent change in current and voltage?
     
  5. Sep 25, 2015 #4

    anorlunda

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  6. Sep 25, 2015 #5

    berkeman

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    You may be asking about "Hot Plugging" or "Hot Swapping"...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_plug

    :smile:
     
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