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CAN Current pass Through INDUCTOR in Ac circuit

  1. Jul 26, 2013 #1
    CAN Current pass Through INDUCTOR?
    how the AC circuit is completed when Inductor is in it as no AC pass through it????
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  3. Jul 26, 2013 #2


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    The impedance of an inductor is ##Z=j\omega L##. Since this is not infinite, AC current can pass through.
  4. Jul 26, 2013 #3


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    That depends on the value of inductance and the frequency of the AC current. If the inductance is small, low frequency AC signals can pass through.
  5. Jul 26, 2013 #4


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    I would think that you would have MORE of a problem with asking how a current can pass through a CAPACITOR in an AC circuit, since a capacitor is an actual, physical break in the circuit. An inductor, even though it can act as a choke, still provides a continuous physical path.

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