Sometimes it is better to see one time than try to imagine things – especially in electronics. When designing something in electronics, it is probably the best way to take some circuit simulator and make a simple model see how it works before putting it into real worlds design. If you want to create complex circuit simulations, you probably should choose professional Spice based electronic circuit simulation tools. But what if you need a simple “pocket-sized„ simulator that would remind you of simple basics of how circuits work, how current flows in one or another situation. For this, you should try this Java-based circuit simulator.
IT can be run directly on the web page or downloaded and started locally. It takes very little space but has many useful features, including:
- Lots of premade circuits that are ready to run;
- A customizable animated simulation where you can select current speed, simulation speed, or other specific parameters;
- Scope views;
- Ability to build your own circuits.
Of course, it can’t beat the accurate simulators but can serve as a quick checklist on how things work. This java-based circuit simulator seems to be updated constantly with new features and units. Just give it a try and see how well you know basic electronics.