# A simple question about inductors in AC circuits

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by fankoushat, Mar 13, 2010.

1. ### fankoushat Thread Starter New Member

Mar 8, 2010
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Hi,

When a pure inductor is connected to an ac source, the voltage taken from the pure inductor is 90 degree leading the current passing through it.

But what is the peak of this voltage signal on the inductor? Does it equal to the peak of the voltage source?

And if we changed this inductor by another pure one, where XL is bigger, will this change the peak of the induced voltage, or only the current signal?

Another question also, what if we insert a pure resistor in this circuit, will the voltage induced on the pure inductor (only) change to lower values? Because R should now decreases all the instantaneous values of the current, so di/dt is lowered at any instant.

Thanks

2. ### Jony130 AAC Fanatic!

Feb 17, 2009
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In steady state UL=Uin because II Kirchhoff's law must hold.
And if we connect resistor in series with inductance then.

$Vin=\sqrt{V_L^2+V_R^2}$

And for R=XL -->VR=VL=0.707Vin