2 circuits sharing same resistor? possible with diodes?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by RogueRose, Jun 5, 2015.

  1. RogueRose

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    Oct 10, 2014
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    I originally thought that this was not possible but after reading some things I'm wondering if there is a way to do this.

    I have 2 devices that pass through a small external circuit of resistors that selects the voltage for the device (for a power supply) . There is a switch that selects preset resistor loads and also a potentiometer. Both devices are identical and require the same resistance settings. Currently I have 1 circuits for each device. Is it possible to put a diode (or multiple) somewhere on each device to allow for the current not to flow from one device to the other?
     
  2. WBahn

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    Mar 31, 2012
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    Possibly. You really need to post some kind of a schematic to give us a decent idea of what you are dealing with.
     
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