# • Thevenín Equivalent Load Effect ENGINEERING-43 Lab-07

```ENGINEERING-43
Lab-07
Lab Data Sheet – ENGR-43 Lab-07
Lab Logistics
Experimenter:
Recorder:
Date:
Equipment Used (maker, model, and serial no. if available)
1. Note that in this and ALL OTHER Laboratory Exercises ENGINEERING UNITS must
accompany ALL Data-Entries and Calculated-Quantities
2. Check out a DMM and Power/Probe Leads for the Power-Supply and DMM
3. Go to the side counter collect resistors, “bread board”, and leads required to construct the
circuit shown in Figure 1.
 When unloaded RL = ; i.e., RL is an Open Circuit.
 See the instructor if the 100-330 kΩ resistors are unavailable
4. Make the Measurements and Calculations needed to complete Table I
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Figure 1 • High Drive Current. Vs = 10.00 Vdc. R1 = R2 = 0.8-3.3 kΩ. RL = per Table I
 COLOR-CODED Resistor Values &amp; Tolerances
R1 =
R2 =
 Actual (DMM) Values
Vs =
R1 =
R2 =
RL Nominal
RL Actual
Vout (Calc)
Vout (Meas)
100-330 kΩ
10-33 kΩ
0.8-3.3 kΩ

% = 100x(Vcalc – Vmeas)/Vmeas
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Vout %
5. Modify the previous circuit to the configuration shown in Figure 2 .
 Use the SAME Load Resistors as in part-1.
6. Make the Measurement and Calculations needed to complete Table II.
Figure 2 • Low Drive Current. Vs = 10.00 Vdc. R1 = R2 = 5-11kΩ. RL = per Table II
 COLOR-CODED Resistor Values &amp; Tolerances
R1 =
R2 =
 Actual (DMM) Values
Vs =
R1 =
R2 =
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RL Nominal
RL Actual
Vout (Calc)
Vout (Meas)
Vout %
100-330 kΩ
10-33 kΩ
0.8-3.3 kΩ

% = 100x(Vcalc – Vmeas)/Vmeas
Part-3 Directions – Introduction to Theven&iacute;n Equivalents
7. Go to the side counter collect resistors, “bread board”, and leads required to construct the
simple “Ladder” circuit shown in Figure 3.
8. Make the Measurements and Calculations needed to complete Table III
 Deactivate a voltage supply by removing its leads and replacing the supply with a short
to GND
 Calculate Vth, Isc, and Rth using the “Actual Values” for Vs, R1, R2 and R3
 Compute the third column of Table III (Vth/Isc) as at the Quotient of columns 1 &amp; 2.
9. Return all lab hardware to the “as-found” condition
Figure 3 • Thevenin Equivalent Circuit. Vs = 9.00 Vdc. R1 = 2.5-4.9 kΩ. R2 = 5.5-8.5 kΩ.
R3 = 0.8-1.8 kΩ.
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Table III - V &amp; I DMM Measurements for Figure 3
 COLOR-CODED Resistor Values &amp; Tolerances
R1 =
R2 =
R3 =
 Actual Values Measured by DMM
Vs =
R1 =
R2 =
R3 =
Value
Determination
VTH
ISC
VTH/ISC
RTH
RTH %
Calculated
Measured
%


n/a
RTH % = 100x(RTH – V/I)/(V/I)
%J = 100x(XJ,calc – XJ,meas)/XJ,meas
 Where Xj  one of:
o VTH
o ISC
o VTH/ISC
o RTH
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