I have simulated the following circuit and am curious to the position of the load resistor. The circuit switches an ac signal using a pulse. It seems to be common to have the load in the position or R2 and the signal is as it should be. The blue plot represents thecurrent through R2. However the current through R1 is a pulse (same as firing pulse) and does not represent the ac signal at all. Why is this?When the triac is open the current should be the same through both.
Edit 1: Added plot of voltage at V2:
Gate resistor has been added. Device switches as expected however there is a large voltage drop. Vout is now 200V instead of 400V. There is a lot of current flowing back out through the gate through R3.
If I change any of the component values the simulation freezes so I cannot even try anything else. Why is this happening?