Electronics Principles V11

Clive W. Humphris

RCL PARALLEL: RC Parallel Circuit.  

Currents IR and IC are 90° out of phase and cannot be added directly. The total current or resultant will depend upon the resistance of R and the reactance (AC resistance) of C.

As the reactance of C falls relative to the resistance of R, so more current flows in the capacitor branch and the resultant phase angle increases towards +90°.

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