The following animation illustrates the functional principle of a voltage divider. Voltage dividers are of central importance for electrical signal processing.

## Description

A voltage divider is a series circuit that divides an input voltage into two smaller output voltages. The output voltages are taken at a point between these resistors. The magnitude of the output voltages depends on the ratio of the resistance values. A larger voltage is dropped across the resistor that has a higher resistance value. Voltage dividers are used in many electronic circuits to reduce the voltage to a certain level that is suitable for subsequent circuits.

## Basics

The ratio of the output voltage to the input voltage is determined by the ratio of the resistance values.

### Requirements

Plattform | PC/Mac or Tablet |

Resolution (min) | 1280 x 720 |