GP Electricity

Which one of the following circuit elements is an active component?

  1. Transistor
  2. Capacitor
  3. Resistor
  4. Inductor

Answer

Active components have the ability to control electron flow.

Resistors, capacitors, inductors, transformers, and diodes are passive devices. Active devices are vacuum tubes, transistors, rectifiers and TRIACs.

The correct option is A.