i can`t understand this Solution plz help me kindly..

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by posof, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. posof

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    7
    0
    hello! actually i`m not good at english but i really needed to come here to ask this problem. plz understand my poor english:)

    i attatched two pictures. One of them is a circuit my problem and the other one is a solution of the problem. Assume constant-voltage model

    the problem is ploting the currents flowing through R1 and D1 as a function of Vin for the circuit.

    but i can`t understand how does current flow throgh R1 when D1 turn on. i thought this worng cuz D1 would operate like a short line...
    Am i right? or the solution is correct?
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
  2. atferrari

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 6, 2004
    2,653
    768
    You could assemble the circuit and test yourself instead of asking. It is simple really!
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
    posof likes this.
  3. StayatHomeElectronics

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    864
    40
    Can you explain what the constant voltage model is? If you assume that there is a voltage across the diode when it is on, for example 0.7volts, then it is easy to see how there is current flowing in R1.
     
    posof likes this.
  4. posof

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    7
    0
    oh.. i see.. i wasn`t aware of the meaning of constant diode model. thank you so much! :) i really happy to join this community.
     
  5. posof

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    7
    0
    I used multisim Tool and found there is a current. really there is :) thank you for your kindness.
     
  6. bglazierjr

    New Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    6
    1
    Of course theres a current. Lets say you have a silicon diode. The assumed drop across a silicon diode is 0.7V as previously mentioned. R1 and the diode are connected at both nodes so that means they have the same voltage drop. If you know resistance value of R1 than you can take the 0.7V / R1 and find the current.

    Also if your reverse biasing the diode than you can think of it more as an open circuit, meaning all the current will flow the R1 instead. I hope you find this helpful.
     
    posof likes this.
  7. posof

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    7
    0
    Now, i find either the current and answer thank you! it is so helpful!
     
Loading...