Online Circuit Simulator - DCACLab | Current Flow in AC circuits

Current Flow in AC circuits

Started by Maria Rayson
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Maria Rayson

Hi there Samir, thanks for this excellent tool, I will find it most useful to demonstrate concepts to my class.

I've noticed that when creating a DC circuit the currrent flow is shown as moving dots, this is a very useful aid.

When creating AC circuits however I only occasionally see some dots appear and disapear very quickly. Is it possible to have a setting to enable or disable the current flow dots ?

 

Many thanks and keep up the good work

 

Maria Rayson

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Samir Sabri.

Thanks Maria for your note, dots are ploted depending on two factors, current direciton& ampere applied.
In AC, the current direction keeps changing& ampere applied also keep changing, therefor, dots animation get affected more often than DC.

There would be a simple solution, that is to have a option to show or hide dots, this option would be applied for both AC& DC, would that be fine?

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Maria Rayson

Hi Samir. yes having the option to display the current flow in both AC and DC circuits would be great.

I understand that the AC current flow would be fluctuating and wonder if the browser/program would be able to display this without putting too much strain on the code.

 

On another note I was wondering why the oscilloscope shows the opposite voltage polarity to the multimeter in my Centre Tapped Full Wave circuit FW CT 1?

 

Cheers

 

Maria

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Maria Rayson

Hi Samir, yes i think that the oscilloscope is showing the reverse value for voltages. If you add the multimeter to your test then the multimeter reads +1.5V and the scope -1.5V

 

Looking forward to the AC/DC current visualation

 

Cheers

 

Maria

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Samir Sabri.

Hi Maria,

I have fixed the oscilloscope drawing, as it was reversed, and I have added an option to set oscilloscope function, to draw Ampere, or Voltage.

At last, I have added a LED component with beautiful color :)