Current Divider Calculator

Current divider calculator

Current Divider Formula


This Current Divider Calculator can calculate the current going through any branch in a parallel circuit, using the formula shown above.

When a circuit is in parallel, the total current coming from the power source divides up into each of the branches of the circuit, based on the resistance values of each of the branches. Current takes the path of least resistance, so more current will go into branches with smaller resistance; conversely, less current will go into a branch of great resistance. For a tutorial on current division, visit Current Divider Circuit.

To use this calculator, all a user must do is enter the value of the current coming from the current source, the value of the total parallel resistance of the circuit, and the value of the resistance of the branch that the user wants to find the current going through. This is all the data needed to compute the current going through any of the various branches of a circuit.

If you don't know the total parallel resistance of the circuit which you have, you can figure this out by using the Parallel Resistor Calculator. This calculator will allow you to find the total parallel resistance of a circuit so that you can enter this value into this equation to find any branch current.

The unit of the result of this calculator is in unit amperes (A).

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