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Passive and Active Elements

Charles 20th February 2020

Circuits elements are divided into two parts ,these are the Passive and Active Elements. Let us take a critical look at what these terms mean in electronics.

1.Passive Elements                                                                                                                                                                                               Passive elements or components are components  which do not require any external source for the operation and are capable of storing   energy in the form of voltage or current in the circuit or dissipate that energy.

Passive devices are the main components used in electronics such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and transformers which together are required to build any electrical or electronic circuit.


1.Capacitors                                               2.Resistor                                                                3.Inductor


2.Active Elements                                                                                                                                                                                               Active components are components that require a minimum amount of voltage inn other to operate ,they have the ability to amplify a signal or produce a voltage gain.