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Q Factor, Volts times Q

  1. Jun 21, 2008 #1
    The Q factor, also known as,
    Quality factor,
    Energy factor,
    Magnification factor,
    Merit factor,
    is the impedance of a coil divided by the resistance of the coil.



    I understand that in a series resonant circuit the voltage across the individual components at resonant frequency is the voltage input times Q. So if we have a coil of 150 Q in a series resonant circuit and we drive it with 5 Volts then the voltages across either the coil or capacitor is Q * Vin = 150 * 5 = 750 Volts.

    My question is; Does the current in a series resonant circuit get multiplied by Q also as it does in a parallel resonant circuit?
     
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