Current Source and the sign associated with it

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Hurt_it_Circuit, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. Hurt_it_Circuit

    Thread Starter Member

    Oct 2, 2012
    I am having a hard time understanding how to tell if a current source is delivering or absorbing power. For a voltage source I follow passive sign convention and see which way my current is pointing toward positive or negative terminal. But for current source I how can I tell? Do I look the nodal voltage?
  2. electron_prince

    Active Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    arrow sign?

    follow the same conventions with current source as well. head of the arrow is the current source counterpart for '+' sign in voltage source.