# RCL-parallel, I know current's but how to calculate Z?

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Jeo, Dec 8, 2006.

1. ### Jeo Thread Starter New Member

Nov 26, 2006
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Hi!
I got RCL-parallel, I know current I (for Z), Ir, Ic and Il, so how can I calculate the Z from these informations? (I know voltage source value 10V , R 500 ohm ,L 2,5 mH and C 0,7 uF but it was mentioned that calculate Z with only using currents).

Jeo

2. ### Papabravo Expert

Feb 24, 2006
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Ohm's law my friend
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2. if V = I * Z then
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4. Z = V / I
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That's not acting...It's ALGEBRA!
To compute the branch impedances you don't need the inductance or capacitance values.
To compute the reactances you also need to know the frequency.

3. ### Jeo Thread Starter New Member

Nov 26, 2006
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I know that E=IZ but if I need to calculate Z only using branch currents (I know frequency)? Any ideas? There is something about "I is equal to Z and Ic equal to Xc".. Meaby I cheat and use ohm's law..

4. ### Dave Retired Moderator

Nov 17, 2003
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Do you know the currents in polar form? (i.e. complex form) then you can use this tutorial to deduce Z for the parallel arrangement.

Dave

5. ### JoeJester AAC Fanatic!

Apr 26, 2005
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Well, don't keep us in suspense. Tell us the frequency you used and then show your answers and the work.