My circuits knowledge is (mostly) limited to ideal circuit theory, where:
- An ideal voltage source maintains a prescribed voltage regardless of current flowing though its terminals
- An ideal current source maintains a prescribed current regardless of voltage across its terminals
The below circuits are not permissible according to ideal circuit theory, but obviously they could be connected as shown. Im trying to gain a better sense of what happens in real (physical) circuits when connected improperly.
In reality, what happens if power sources are connected in violation of ideal circuit theory?
I expect the answer depends on specific power sources and their internal circuitry - a power source might fail, or regulate mismatched current/voltage, etc. Still, is there a predictable outcome to this type of problem and how is that outcome determined?