# Circuitikz american inductor with core

Using circuitikz I am trying to get an americaninductor with a line next to it representing a core. Or said differently, I want something like a cute choke but with the coil looking like an americaninductor (semi-circles). Something like the second inductor (FeSi Core inductor)

Is this possible? My code is as follows:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[europeanresistors,americaninductors]{circuitikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{circuitikz}
\draw (0,-2)node[left] {} to  [short,o-] (0,0)
to [short,-*] (1,0);
\draw [thick](1,0)-- +(30:0.89);
\draw (1.9,0) to[short,*-*](3,0)
to [resistor](3,-3)
to [lamp](3,-4)
to [short,-*](3,-5)
to (0,-5)
to [short,-o] (0,-3);

\draw (3,0) to (5,0)
to [L] (5,-3)
to [lamp](5,-4)
to (5,-5)
to (3,-5);
\end{circuitikz}

\end{document}

• is this what u want -- tex.stackexchange.com/questions/530609/… Mar 29 '21 at 14:24
• @jsbibra Not sure what I am looking at, but I guess not. I want an americaninductor (coil represented by semicircles) with a line next to it. I added a picture. Mar 29 '21 at 14:26
• wheres the picture Mar 29 '21 at 14:29
• @jsbibra pic should be there now Mar 29 '21 at 14:33
• If you move the label to the opposite side, you will have plenty of room to add lines. The solenoid is trickier, but doable (see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/584424/…) Mar 29 '21 at 16:00

This should have happened before or after... ok, if you look at the manual, current version, page 45:

and the rationale is... I don't know. Probably it could be a reasonable feature request for the package, please feel free to add it. I will have a look to see if it's difficult to incorporate.

From now you can just add the line after-the-fact:

\documentclass[border=10pt]{standalone}
\usepackage{circuitikz}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[]
\draw (0,1) to [cute choke=$L_1$] ++(3,0);
\draw (0,0) to [american inductor=$L_2$, name=l] ++(3,0);
\draw [thick]([yshift=1pt]l.north west) -- ([yshift=1pt]l.north east);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


Since v1.3.3 (not yet released on 2021-04-01) you will be able to use

\draw (0,0) to [american inductor=$L_2$, name=l] ++(3,0);
\draw [thick](l.core west) -- (l.core east);


so you will have no problems with rotations.

Like this ?

In this case, use to [cute choke] (5, -3) instead of to [L] (5, -3)

With the option twolineschoke like to [cute choke, twolineschoke ] (5, -3) you obtain

• Unfortunately not what I am looking for. I added a picture to my question. Mar 29 '21 at 14:32