About capacitor

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Anikets, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Anikets

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    can anybody please tell me what is exact use of capacitor in any circuit?
     
  2. MaxHeadRoom

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    Many uses.:p
    Max.

    (a vague question deserves a vague answer)!
     
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  3. MrChips

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    Sorry, one cannot convey a proper answer in a simple statement or explanation because the study and behavior of capacitors is usually covered in a Year I or Year II course in circuit theory.

    If you told use your age and level of education we can provide a clearer answer for your purposes.
     
  4. MrChips

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    One can pose a similar question such as "What is the exact use of a resistor?".
     
  5. crutschow

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    Some common uses are noise filtering, power supply ripple reduction, filtering or shaping signal frequency response, blocking DC in AC signal paths, energy storage.
     
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  6. wayneh

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    A capacitor stores electrical energy in the form of a charge separation, which appears as a voltage difference across its poles. All of its uses derive from this basic function.
     
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