# How to move current arrow away from the component?

This is what my outcome is and cannot seem to figure hw to move the arrow of the inductor away from the inductor

\begin{circuitikz}[american, straight voltages]
\draw (0,0)
to [american voltage source, v=$V_P$, invert, voltage shift=1] (0,4) %Input voltage  Vp
to [R=$R_p$] (3,4)
to [R=$R_L$] (6,4)
to [L, l_=$L$, v^<=$v_L$, i=$i_L$, voltage shift=1.5] (7,4)

to [Tnigbt,bodydiode] (11,4)
to [short] (13,4)
to [american voltage source, v^<=$V_{out}$, voltage shift=1] (13,0)
to [short] (0,0)

(3,4) to [R=$R_Ci$] (3,1.5)
to [C, l_=$C_i$, v^<=$v_{Ci}$] (3,0)

(7.75,4) to [Tnigbt,bodydiode, invert] (7.75,0)

(10.5,4) to [R=$R_Co$] (10.5,1.5)
to [C, l_=$C_o$, v^<=$v_{Co}$] (10.5,0)

(11,5) node[align=center]{$G_2$}
;
\end{circuitikz}


• Welcome! Suggestion: If you set the style to american, you can use just V instead of american voltage source.... Nov 17, 2022 at 21:21
• If I do that, the voltage symbol displayed in the circuitikz will be a circle with the circuit line straight through and no positive or negative sign in the voltage source. Nov 23, 2022 at 19:01
• Hmmm... yes. You should use [straight voltages, american]. It smells like a bug... I'll check, thanks Nov 23, 2022 at 19:13
• Ok, it is clearly an unwanted interaction, but it's been like that since day one, so changing it will just complicate things. I will comment in the documentation that american and european should go last... (mumble) Nov 24, 2022 at 10:26
• Please look at github.com/circuitikz/circuitikz/pull/671 (thanks) Nov 24, 2022 at 11:06

The inductor needs more space.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{circuitikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{circuitikz}[american, straight voltages]
\draw (0,0)
to [american voltage source, v=$V_P$, invert, voltage shift=1] (0,4) %Input voltage  Vp
to [R=$R_p$] (2,4)
to [R=$R_L$] (4,4)
to [L, l_=$L$, v^<=$v_L$, i=$i_L$, voltage shift=1.5] (7,4)

to [Tnigbt,bodydiode] (10,4)
to [short] (12,4)
to [american voltage source, v^<=$V_{out}$, voltage shift=1] (12,0)
to [short] (0,0)

(2.0,4) to [R=$R_Ci$] (2.0,1.5)
to [C, l_=$C_i$, v^<=$v_{Ci}$] (2.0,0)

(7.2,4) to [Tnigbt,bodydiode, invert] (7.2,0)

(10.0,4) to [R=$R_Co$] (10.0,1.5)
to [C, l_=$C_o$, v^<=$v_{Co}$] (10.0,0)

(11,5) node[align=center]{$G_2$}
;
\end{circuitikz}

\end{document}


Add \draw[help lines,red,thin,dotted] (-1,0) grid (14,5);

to display the helper lines.