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John Morton, CUSP

Electrical Capacitors in AC Circuits

In this month’s Tailgate, we will discuss the functions of a capacitor in an alternating current (AC) circuit, including charge and discharge, applications and connections in power circuits, and capacitor safety.

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Guest — Keith McKeever
I was taught that capacitance is not directional and applies to the entire circuit. So I was a little confused when this statemen... Read More
Wednesday, 22 July 2015 08:12
Guest — Jim Vaughn
A capacitor does effect the whole circuit it is applied to but in different ways other than reactance. When a circuit has a 'bad'... Read More
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Guest — Electrical Capacitor
Capacitors have been used in many appliances all around the world. From basic appliances like AC, TV sets and microwaves to large ... Read More
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John Morton, CUSP

Starting From the Ground Up

Starting From the Ground Up

Whenever we are fortunate enough to see a competent climber working off of a pole or tower, it can be favorably compared to watching a well-oiled machine at work. Each part of the body is coordinated and working together. A person with no understanding of the business might think climbing is something anyone can do. It is not. That climber has, more than likely, spent numerous hours learning his craft and practicing it day in and day out during the course of his duties. Even that climber who looks so graceful had to start somewhere, and that is what we are going to look at in this article – how learning to climb at the bottom of a pole or structure can make you a more competent climber at the top.

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