# 9 Difference between Active and Passive Components | Example Explained

In our daily life, we see various types of electronic components such as bulbs, batteries, etc. These electronics components basically occur in sense of an active component or a passive component.

Before that we should know,

• What is an active component?
• What is a passive component?

So, in this tutorial, we will study what are the difference between active and passive components.

Let’s dive into the basics comparison with examples.

#### Active component vs Passive component

Both componets are compared based on the definition, working role, function, nature, use, example, and other specifications.

09. Electrical Circuit Diagram

In an electrical and electronic circuit, both active and passive components are the most fundamental parts to make a complete circuit or active path.

Let’s see the given basic electric circuit that connected both components.

Note: In an electrical circuit, at least a single active component is required. Because, this active component (like a battery) generates energy in the form of voltage and current sources.

I have compared all the basic points to differentiate active and passive elements with the help of a circuit diagram. Hopefully, you can easily understand.

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### 15 thoughts on “9 Difference between Active and Passive Components | Example Explained”

1. Battery is an active component and bulb which act as load passive component (require the enrgy to work)

2. Then what an electrical trsnaformer is?

• A transformer is a passive component.

• an active component is the one which act as a power source . transformer primary is a load on the power source while secondary act as voltage / power source for further load ckt. how ever as it does not produce power by itself and hence it is a passive component in electrical ckt as a whole .

3. Passive component

4. It looks somthing different

5. Love this

6. It was very informative. love your content. Thanks.

• Thanks, you too, Muskan for your kind words.