# R-L Series Circuit

#### tronicz18

Joined Jul 26, 2005
8
hey tel me in a circuit we have a phase angle between the total current and resultant voltage of the circuit and power too
But, what is the angle according to their axis.

#### Overclocked2300

Joined Apr 24, 2005
124
I beleave current is 180 Degrees out of phase.

#### Erin G.

Joined Mar 3, 2005
167
Originally posted by tronicz18@Oct 6 2005, 04:08 AM
hey tel me in a circuit we have a phase angle between the total current and resultant voltage of the circuit and power too
But, what is the angle according to their axis.
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I'm not sure that totally understand your question, But:

Plotted on a sine wave the current to voltage phase relationship in a circuit depends on whether the circuit is inductive, resistive or capacitive.

Resistive, they are in phase.
Inductive, current and volatge are 90 degrees out of phase, voltage leading.
Capacitive, current and voltage are 90 degrees out of phase, current leading.

Is this what you were asking?