Re: Using Capacitors in Electrical Circuits

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Hi @Steven Mill. Thank you for sharing thi information. I’ve read both the posts and found them to be really quite usefull. However, I do have a few questions. Capacitors are passive components, hence they will always be loads and will require, although very little, but some time to get to their original value. If we use capacitors with a bit higher RC value, they’ll take much longer and obviously this will have adverse effects on the overall performance of the circuit. Secondly, capacitors with higher voltage and charge ratings need to be held and used with extreme caution since a large charged capacitor can give you a huge shock. Thus there is always a requirement of discharging a large capacitor before we decide to do anything with in like moving them around or soldering them in or out of a circuit.


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