Need Clarification on current source and sink

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by guru200773, May 2, 2010.

  1. guru200773

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    Apr 26, 2010
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    i have a doubt... what is current source and current sink? What is the difference between them and what is the use of Current source and current sink...? Explain with practical application of current source and current sink
     
  2. t_n_k

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    Here's a practical device that can be pressed into service in either mode - several practical applications are covered.

    http://focus.ti.com/lit/ds/symlink/ref200.pdf

    I'll let you do the research on the distinction between the two.
     
  3. Wendy

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    They are much the same as what are the advantages of a power supply.
     
  4. VoodooMojo

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    this PDF explains it nicely.
     
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  5. guru200773

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    Apr 26, 2010
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    thank u voodoomojo ur info is useful and superbly undestood.. thanks to t_n_k also
     
  6. VoodooMojo

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    guru,
    here is a boatload of more reference matter.
     
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