Lets say we have the following 3 things in parallel

A current source that is outputting 15 amps max

A battery that is at a low state of charge (for the sake of it, lets call it a lithium) that is at 26.6V

A constant load that requires 400W. (@ 26.6 Volts the load draws ~15A)

If I_total = 15A

and if I1 represents the current into the battery and I2 represents the current into the load

we know that I_total = I1 + I2 obviously.

What dictates how the current flows?

Think of this as an ideal type question ignoring as many nuances as possible.

Does the current flow into the battery and try to charge or does the current flow into the load?

At first glance, i would of said the the impedance of each is what dictates it. But now I'm not so sure?

Thoughts?

A current source that is outputting 15 amps max

A battery that is at a low state of charge (for the sake of it, lets call it a lithium) that is at 26.6V

A constant load that requires 400W. (@ 26.6 Volts the load draws ~15A)

If I_total = 15A

and if I1 represents the current into the battery and I2 represents the current into the load

we know that I_total = I1 + I2 obviously.

What dictates how the current flows?

Think of this as an ideal type question ignoring as many nuances as possible.

Does the current flow into the battery and try to charge or does the current flow into the load?

At first glance, i would of said the the impedance of each is what dictates it. But now I'm not so sure?

Thoughts?

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