Thevenins and nortons. Please Help :)

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by waz, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. waz

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Hi Guys, This is my first time on the forum so I am unsure whether I will get any replies on this post.

    I am struggling on to do thevenins and nortons theory.

    My question is attached.

    Please help :)
  2. Dodgydave

    Distinguished Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    use ohms law and work out the combined resistances , then work out the total current in the circuit,and work the volt drops across each resistor, at first guess i get 379 milliamps
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2014
  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    It seems just a homework assignment is attached, I don't see your question.

    What have you already done to solve this?
  4. waz

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Thankyou for your reply.

    The first part of this question i have not shown, but i have already worked out the current using circuit reduction methods and found that the current passing through the 5 Ohm resistor is 0.38Amps.

    Even though I already know what the current is I have to use both thevenins and Nortons merely to check my answer is correct.

    I have no idea where to even start with either of them thats the problem.

    Reading up on both the Thevenins and Nortons has confused me massively as it involves removing various parts of the circuit etc...? :/
  5. waz

    Thread Starter New Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Thanks for your reply.

    Please see above i have tried to explain in more detail....