# Electronics - Alternating Current and Voltage - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Alternating Current and Voltage - General Questions (Q.No. 3)
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What is the peak-to-peak voltage of the waveform in the given circuit?

2 V
4 V
6 V
8 V
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In the given Sine wave,

Highest Peak voltage value = 10v.
Lowest Peak voltage value = 2v.
Therefore, Peak-to-peak = 10 - 2 = 8 volts.

Another values:

Highest Peak voltage value = 10v.
Lowest Peak voltage value = -5v.
Therefore, Peak-to-peak = 10 - (-5) = 15 volts.

Highest Peak voltage value = -10v.
Lowest Peak voltage value = -2v.
Therefore, Peak-to-peak = (-10) - (-2) = -10 + 2 = -8 = 8 volts.

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Sanjeev said:   5 years ago
Peak-to-peak (pk-pk) is the difference between the maximum positive and the maximum negative amplitudes of a waveform, as shown below. For an AC sine wave with no DC component, the peak-to-peak amplitude is equal to approximately 2. 828 times the root-mean-square amplitude.

Prince tetteh said:   9 years ago
I guess from my own understanding, peak-to-peak voltage is the difference between the maximum voltage level and the minimum voltage level.

From the question, the maximum voltage level is 10 V and the minimum voltage level is 2 V. Hence the peak-to-peak voltage is 10-2=8 V.

Muhammad Kamran said:   2 years ago
Peak-to-peak value is the maximum voltage change occurring during one cycle of alternating voltage or current. The peak-to-peak value of an AC voltage is defined as the difference between its positive peak and its negative peak.

Power Serge said:   7 years ago
The zero line is 6V.
From 6V to 10V is 4V difference. From 6V to 2V is 4V difference.
So, if we add 2 differences, 4+4=8V.

Dorah said:   7 years ago
The maximum peak value ie 10v minus least peak value ie 2v. So, the answer is 8v.

Obaid said:   8 years ago
What is the peak to peak value for 120 V ac? Can you please explain in detail?