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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
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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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