RLC Phaser Diagram - Leading Or Lagging

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by majsyd2010, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. majsyd2010

    Thread Starter Member

    Aug 29, 2010
    G'day People,

    Just wondering, what is the best way to know if Leading or Lagging in a RLC circuits ... I was been told that the word "CIVIL" is a good way of remembering it but too tell absolute the truth, I am lost !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. nigelwright7557

    Distinguished Member

    May 10, 2008
    I always remember the capacitor then know the inductor is the other way around.
    In an RC circuit the capacitor starts off at zero volts but at maximum current so the current leads the voltage.