2.EX
Chapter 2 Example Circuits

Example circuits and simulations from Chapter 2. 6 min read

Exercise Click any circuit to open in a new tab. Most include simulations.


From Ideal Sources 

Ideal Voltage and Current Source Symbols  

Ideal Voltage Source DC Sweep  

Ideal Current Source DC Sweep  

First-Order Non-Ideal Voltage Source  

DC Sweep of First-Order Non-Ideal Voltage Source  

First-Order Non-Ideal Current Source  

DC Sweep of First-Order Non-Ideal Current Source  


From Ground 

Signal, Earth, Chassis Ground  


From Resistance and Ohm’s Law 

Ohm’s Law - Fixed Resistor with Voltage Source  

Ohm’s Law - Fixed Resistor with Current Source  

Ohm’s Law - Adjustable Resistor with Voltage Source  


From Power 

Linear Elements with Labeled Terminal Current and Voltage  

Power Efficiency of LED and Resistor  


From Practical Resistors: Manufacturing Tolerances, Common Values, and Color Codes 

Power Efficiency of LED and Resistor with Resistor Parameter Sweep  


From Practical Resistors: Potentiometers 

Potentiometer Symbol  


From Resistors in Series & Parallel 

Components in Series  

KVL Two Paths  

Two Resistors in Series  

Two Resistors in Parallel  

Resistors in Series and Parallel  

Resistor Bridge Can’t Be Reduced by Series and Parallel Rules  

Power Efficiency of LED and Resistor  


From Kirchhoff’s Voltage Law and Kirchhoff’s Current Law 

KCL Three Node Example  

KCL Five Node Example  

KCL Two Node Example  

KCL Three Node Example  

KVL Two Paths  


From Labeling Voltages, Currents, and Nodes 

Linear Elements with Labeled Terminal Current and Voltage  

Labeled Terminal Currents  

Labeled Terminal Currents - With BJT and LED  

KCL Three Node Example  

Labeled Terminal & Branch Currents - With BJT and LED  


From Solving Circuit Systems 

Linear Elements with Labeled Terminal Current and Voltage  

Simple Circuit Solve Example  

Simple Circuit Solve Example - Look at R1  

Advanced Circuit Solve Example  


From Superposition 

Advanced Circuit Solve Example  

Advanced Circuit Solve Example - Superposition V1 only  

Advanced Circuit Solve Example - Superposition V2 only  

Advanced Circuit Solve Example - Superposition I1 only  


From Open Circuit and Short Circuit 

Looking Into a Pair of Terminals  

Open Circuit and Short Circuit  


From Thevenin Equivalent and Norton Equivalent Circuits 

Thevenin Equivalent Black Box Three-Part Model  

Thevenin Equivalent Voltage Source and Resistor  

Thevenin Equivalent Voltage Source and Resistor and Test Current Source  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes W and Ground  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes W and Ground - Simplification 1  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes W and Ground - Simplification 2  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes W and Ground - Equivalent  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes X and Z  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes X and Z - Simplification 1  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes X and Z - Simplification 2  

Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Example, Nodes X and Z - Equivalent  

Power Efficiency of LED and Resistor  

Nonlinear Thevenin Equivalent with LED and Resistor  

Thevinin and Norton Equivalents  

Thevinin and Norton Equivalents Example  


From Maximum Power Transfer and Impedance Matching 

Maximum Power Transfer DC Sweep  

Maximum Efficiency DC Sweep  

Maximum Voltage Transfer DC Sweep  

Maximum Current Transfer DC Sweep  


From Dependent (Controlled) Sources 

Voltage Controlled Voltage Source (VCVS) Example  

Voltage Controlled Current Source (VCCS) Example  

Current Controlled Voltage Source (CCVS) Example  

Current Controlled Current Source (CCCS) Example  

Voltage Controlled Voltage Source (VCVS) Example - Behavioral  

Current Controlled Current Source (CCCS) Example - Behavioral  

Self-Connected VCCS Acts as Resistor  

Self-Connected VCCS Acts as Resistor - Behavioral Current Source  

Self-Connected CCVS Acts as Resistor  

Self-Connected CCVS Acts as Resistor - Behavioral Voltage Source  


From Dependent Source Feedback 

VCVS with Feedback  


From Superposition with Dependent Sources 

Superposition with Dependent Source Example  

Superposition with Dependent Source Example - I1 only  

Superposition with Dependent Source Example - V1 only  

Thevenin Equivalent with Dependent Source  

Thevenin Equivalent with Dependent Source - Equivalent  

Thevenin Equivalent with Dependent Source  


From Switches 

SPST Switch Has Two States  

SPDT Switch Has Two States  

Buttons and Switches  

Microwave Oven Magnetron Door Latch Safety Interlock (Simplified)  

Double-Pole Switches DPST and DPDT  

DPST as Power Switch with Two Input Voltages  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Open)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Open, Simplified)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Closed)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Closed, Step 1)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Closed, Step 2)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Closed, Step 3)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch (SW1 Closed, Step 4)  

Resistive Circuit with SPST Switch  

Inrush Current Spike when Switching Capacitive Load  

Transient Switching Never Settles  

Inrush Current Spike when Switching Capacitive Load  

Implicit Switch with Skip Initial for Time-Domain Simulation  

Transient Switching Never Settles  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with Time-Based Behavioral Control  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with PWS Control  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with PWS Control (CSV)  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with PWSREPEAT Control  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with Digital Clock Control  

Voltage-Controlled Switch with Voltage Feedback  


From Voltage Dividers 

Voltage Divider with DC Sweep  

Voltage Divider with Labeled Current and Voltage Differences  

Voltage Divider with Function Generator  

Voltage Divider with Function Generator - Logarithmic Scale  

Voltage Divider - Bode Plot  

Multiple Tap Voltage Divider  

Voltage Divider - Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Setup  

Voltage Divider - Thevenin Equivalent Circuit Test Current  

Voltage Divider - Thevenin Equivalent Circuit  

Loaded Thevenin Equivalent as Voltage Divider  

Loaded Voltage Divider with Labeled Voltages and Currents  

Voltage Divider Parallel Resistance Intuition with Zero Resistance  

Voltage Divider Parallel Resistance Intuition with Infinite Resistance  

Voltage Divider with Equal Resistances Sharing Load Current  

Voltage Divider with Equal Resistances Sharing Load Current DC Sweep  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT, Uncalculated  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT, Resistance Parameter  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT, BJT Tolerance  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT, LED Tolerance  

LED Current Control with Voltage Divider and BJT, Resistor Tolerance  

Measuring Unknown Resistance with Voltage Divider