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- 10.6: RC Circuits
- 10.6: RC Circuits
- Charging and Discharging a Capacitor
- Charging and discharging of a capacitor pdf Dhahran

*The potential difference across the plates increases at the same rate. Potential difference cannot change instantaneously in any circuit containing capacitance.*

It is important to study what happens while a capacitor is charging and discharging. It is the ability to control and predict the rate at which a capacitor charges and discharges that makes capacitors really useful in electronic timing circuits. When a voltage is placed across the capacitor the potential cannot rise to the applied value instantaneously. As the charge on the terminals builds up to its final value it tends to repel the addition of further charge.

## 10.6: RC Circuits

It is important to study what happens while a capacitor is charging and discharging. It is the ability to control and predict the rate at which a capacitor charges and discharges that makes capacitors really useful in electronic timing circuits. When a voltage is placed across the capacitor the potential cannot rise to the applied value instantaneously. As the charge on the terminals builds up to its final value it tends to repel the addition of further charge.

The rate at which a capacitor can be charged or discharged depends on: a the capacitance of the capacitor and b the resistance of the circuit through which it is being charged or is discharging. This fact makes the capacitor a very useful if not vital component in the timing circuits of many devices from clocks to computers.

In the section headed Capacitors 1 we compared a charged capacitor to a bucket with water in it. Now, if a hole is made in the bottom of the bucket the water will run out. Similarly, if the capacitor plates are connected together via an external resistor, electrons will flow round the circuit, neutralise some of the charge on the other plate and reduce the potential difference across the plates.

The same ideas also apply to charging the capacitor. During charging electrons flow from the negative terminal of the power supply to one plate of the capacitor and from the other plate to the positive terminal of the power supply. When the switch is closed, and charging starts, the rate of flow of charge is large i. Figure 1 Those of you who have a flash lamp built into your camera will know that it takes a few seconds to charge - this is because the energy for the flash is being transferred to, and stored in, the capacitor inside the flash unit and this takes time to become fully charged.

If we consider the example of a capacitor connected to an indicator lamp you should realise that if a capacitor was used to light it then the lamp would get slowly dimmer as the capacitor discharges as the potential difference across it falls and the current flowing gets less. As soon as the switch is closed in position 1 the battery is connected across the capacitor, current flows and the potential difference across the capacitor begins to rise but, as more and more charge builds up on the capacitor plates, the current and the rate of rise of potential difference both fall.

See Figure 3. Finally no further current will flow when the p. The capacitor is then fully charged. As soon as the switch is put in position 2 a 'large' current starts to flow and the potential difference across the capacitor drops.

Figure 4. As charge flows from one plate to the other through the resistor the charge is neutralised and so the current falls and the rate of decrease of potential difference also falls. Eventually the charge on the plates is zero and the current and potential difference are also zero - the capacitor is fully discharged. The bigger the resistor the longer the time taken.

The charge and discharge of a capacitor It is important to study what happens while a capacitor is charging and discharging. What happens when a capacitor is charging and discharging?

Charging As soon as the switch is closed in position 1 the battery is connected across the capacitor, current flows and the potential difference across the capacitor begins to rise but, as more and more charge builds up on the capacitor plates, the current and the rate of rise of potential difference both fall.

## 10.6: RC Circuits

A Capacitor is a passive device that stores energy in its Electric Field and returns energy to the circuit whenever required. Figure 1 and Figure 2 are the basic structure and the schematic symbol of the Capacitor respectively. When a Capacitor is connected to a circuit with Direct Current DC source, two processes, which are called "charging" and "discharging" the Capacitor, will happen in specific conditions. Both Plates get the equal and opposite charges and an increasing Potential Difference, v c , is created while the Capacitor is charging. The Voltage v c on a Capacitor cannot change abruptly.

Consider a capacitor connected in series with a resistor, to a constant DC supply through a switch S. As the capacitor charges, the voltage across the capacitor increases and the current through the circuit gradually decrease. For an uncharged capacitor, the current through the circuit will be maximum at the instant of switching. Considering voltage law, the source voltage will be equal to the total voltage drop of the circuit. Rearrange the equation to perform the integration function,. RHS simplification,. On integrating we get,.

When you use a flash camera, it takes a few seconds to charge the capacitor that powers the flash. The light flash discharges the capacitor in a tiny fraction of a second. Why does charging take longer than discharging? This question and several other phenomena that involve charging and discharging capacitors are discussed in this module. An RC circuit is a circuit containing resistance and capacitance. As presented in Capacitance , the capacitor is an electrical component that stores electric charge, storing energy in an electric field.

## Charging and Discharging a Capacitor

The charging and discharging of a capacitor. PDF The beauty of a diode lies in its voltage-dependent nonlinear resistance. The voltage on a charging and discharging capacitor through a reverse-biased diode is calculated from basic equations and is found to be in good agreement with experimental measurements.

*Objective :. The objective of this experiment is to verify the exponential behavior of capacitors during charging and discharging processes.*

### Charging and discharging of a capacitor pdf Dhahran

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Consider a capacitor connected in series with a resistor, to a constant DC supply through a switch S. As the capacitor charges, the voltage across the capacitor increases and the current through the circuit gradually decrease. For an uncharged capacitor, the current through the circuit will be maximum at the instant of switching. Considering voltage law, the source voltage will be equal to the total voltage drop of the circuit. Rearrange the equation to perform the integration function,.

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#### Charging a Capacitor

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### 2 Comments

Large-value capacitors are required for this experiment to produce time constants slow enough to track with a voltmeter and stopwatch.