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Current source

  1. Mar 24, 2010 #1
    To set up a current source why do we need to place the resistances in parallel rather than than placing them in series.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2010 #2
    well I think thats because the current divides in the parallel circuit.

    It would be same throughout in the series circuit, so there might be no use for a sonnection in the series. And it also depends on the amount of current needed through the circuit.

    I think
     
  4. Mar 24, 2010 #3

    berkeman

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    Welcome to the PF. Are you asking about Norton and Thevinin Equivalent circuits?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thévenin's_theorem

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  5. Apr 3, 2010 #4
  6. Apr 4, 2010 #5

    berkeman

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    Ok, then did the link answer your question? And what do you mean by "set up" a current source? Do you mean in a simulation?
     
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