So for Norton's what do you have to replace R4 with? Clue it's not an open circuit. For Thevenins what do you think you have to do with R4 replace it with?. Clue it's not short circuit. And what voltage do you think you need to replace the 12 Volt with to work out the resistances? So your looking for open circuit voltage for one and short circuit current for the other. Can you work it out now?
Adam
Thanks for the reply adam, Starting with Thevenins I need to remove R4 and remove the also the supply voltage the issue I have is how do I work out the resistors. I think if I put the resistor all the resistors in series then the calculation would become pretty simple.
Ah this is where it can get tricky. Have you covered parallel resistors yet. I would have thought you had by the time you got to this sort of question because you are going to need it.
Adam
Do you know where I can get any good examples for a circuit similar to mine? I need to tackle nortons now if your still free to help. I should be paying you by the hour LOL
I'll have a look later for you. I got a few things to do first. I also need to look at the way we calculate the equivalent resister. I got the answer to this but it's the series and parallel part I need to make sure I told you right.
Adam
Ok I found another way to work it out for Thevenins, that I find easier. Remove the load and add a short. Work out the total resistance. Then work out the current in the circuit. Then use you Thevenins open circuit voltage to find the Thevenins resistance using this total current.
Adam
Just realised, ... the output has to be open circuit to do it the original way, but even with the load removed it still has the 143K attached. So if you remove this then it works. But technically you shouldn't so I think the second way would be the best. Some of the other guys might know what to do in this case.
Adam