Switch

Francis Gueuning

The switch has two possible states :

  • Open (off)
    The current in the switch is zero whatever the voltage across.
  • Closed (on)
    The voltage is zero (short-circuit) on the ideal switch irrespective of the current flowing through.
Symbol of switch
3D symbol for videomodels (Open state)

In the figure below, the switch closes at time 4ms and is open from the time 14ms .

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References

Switch. Wikipedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switch

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