# RL Parallel Circuit - Help Needed

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by femaleelec, Feb 26, 2010.

1. ### femaleelec Thread Starter New Member

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I have the following question, can anyone help....

When placed in series a coil and capacitor resonate at a frequency of 2251hz and when placed in paralle at a frequency of 2228hz. At Parallelresonance is it found that a current of 5mA flows from the supply when the supply voltage is 25v r.m.s. find values of capacitor, inductance and resistance of the coil.

2. ### hgmjr Moderator

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Can you post your efforts at solving the problem? That way we can see how you set up the problem for solution.

hgmjr

3. ### Kaija New Member

Feb 26, 2010
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Do you have any answers to check?
I tried to solve the problem according to your text and got these results:
L=0.979861101 H
C=5.10181567 e-9 F
R=37 638.75695 Ohms (the resistance is in series with the inductor in parallel resonance circuit)
L and C seem ok, but can an inductor have such high resistance... ?

Anyway, try to make a system of equations. You have three variables and you can make three equations.

4. ### femaleelec Thread Starter New Member

Feb 26, 2010
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what equations have you used? im totally lost....

5. ### t_n_k AAC Fanatic!

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You'll need equations like ...

$\omega_{0}ser=\frac{1}{\sqrt{LC}}$

$\omega_{0}par=\frac{1}{\sqrt{LC}}\sqrt{1-\frac{R^2C}{L}}$

$Rp_{resonance}=\frac{R_{L}}{(1-K^{2})}$

$where$

$K=\frac{\omega_{0}par}{\omega_{0}ser}$

$I have$

$R_{L}=101.655\Omega$

$C=99.2nF$

$L=50.42mH$

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7. ### t_n_k AAC Fanatic!

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The value of the effective circuit resistance at parallel resonance is the key. From this and the series / parallel resonance frequencies you can find the values of R, L & C.

The effective resistance at parallel resonance is found from the condition that 5mA current flows from the 25V source.

So at parallel resonance Rp=25V/5mA=5kΩ

The value of K is given by K=ω0par/ω0ser=f0par/f0ser=2228/2251=0.98978

So the equivalent series resistance RL of the coil can now be found from this information.

Then you use the value of RL and the known series & parallel equations to find the unknown values of L & C.