Beginner software similar to Circuit Wizard

Discussion in 'Electronics Resources' started by Valence, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Valence

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    Aug 30, 2013
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    Hey all,

    I am really new to electronics and circuit creation/diagnostics. I am looking for a circuit simulator that can show me the current flowing through components like Circuit Wizard does for the stock files without blowing up the components. I want to be able to create my own circuits with the tools and then simulate how the voltage and current moves through components, via a visual representation of electron flow/direction. At the moment it makes more sense to me than the math and theory. I'm hoping that will change after I see how things work in different situations.

    I have briefly looked at Lt Spice and KiCad. They seem far beyond my current understanding of electronics. Circuit Wizard doesn't seem to have a good US distribution business model, and the free versions only allow simulation on stock circuits.

    I apologize if this has already been addressed in another thread, but I cant seem to find any results in my searches.

    Any recommendations on software that can do what I am asking for?

    Thanks!!
     
  2. crutschow

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  3. Valence

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    Aug 30, 2013
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    Thanks crutschow,

    I will look into that one. I did find something close to what I need in the Java Circuit Simulator, shows the current flow as marching ants and whatnot. Has a modest component selection for the beginner, and its free. Good starting point to get the basics underfoot.
     
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