Time constant in LR circuits.

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<P>Hi folks can someone please check if this is correct and give me a pointer to the question that i haven't answered please. The question is the time it takes for the current to settle down. Many thanks.</P>

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2. Jony130 AAC Fanatic!

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We usually assume that steady-state is reached after 5*tau.
So for L = 10H and R = 100Ω we have time constant
t = 10H/100Ω = 0.1s = 100ms and we reach steady-state after 5*0.1 = 0.5s.

3. WBahn Moderator

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Gee, Jony130, if we are going to turn this into the Homework Done For You forum, why not offer to submit the answer directly to the instructor?

Please don't just work a student's problem for them. If that was all they needed to learn the material, then they would of gotten it already from the examples in the text or worked in class. They need to struggle with the concepts a bit on their own in order to find their way and we need to guide them, not just blindfold them and drag them to the destination leaving them just as lost as when they started.