I've been trying to solve a circuit by aplying thevening (the following one)enter image description here

I've obtained 11,4V but I've seen to be wrong.

Can anybody help me?

  • \$\begingroup\$ What method did you use in your attempt? \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29, 2020 at 16:13
  • \$\begingroup\$ R2 is completely irrelevant. Just short it. Nortonize V1 and R1, then add your new current source to the existing I1. Then apply that current through the parallel of R1 and R3. The resulting voltage drop across R1 || R3 is the answer. Done. R2 doesn't even factor in. Just ignore it. \$\endgroup\$
    – jonk
    Apr 30, 2020 at 3:27

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In order to get Thevenin voltage at terminals A-B you have to remove your load resistor R3, which leaves you with only a mesh consisting in sources V1, I1, and resistors R1 and R2. Since you have only one loop, with net current of 6A (due to I1) you'll have a voltage drop given by: \$V_{AB} = V_1 + V_{R_1} = 9V + R_1*I_1=9V + 8\Omega*6A= 9V + 48V = 57V\$


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Now, to obtain Thevenin resistance you should "turn off" independent sources (short circuit V1 and open circuit I1), which leaves you only the R1 resistor as Thevenin resistor. Finally your Thevenin equivalent is a 57V source in series with a 8ohm resistor (thevenin) and your original 6ohm load resistor.


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    \$\begingroup\$ Please don't hand out answers to homework. We usually expect the OP to show a significant amount of their own work and ask a specific question. This is not Chegg. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 29, 2020 at 20:45

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