going back to chapter discussing capacitor and capacitance..

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Xoy, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Xoy

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    hi,,
    going back to chapter discussing capacitor and capacitance.. I always thought that, evrythng discussed here are electron flow oriented, but i was confused when it was said that "with electrons exiting the negative plate and entering the positive, the capacitor will act as a source, like a battery, releasing its stored energy to the rest of the circuit." When it acts as a source, isn't it that the electrons must enter the negative and then exit on the positive?? thanks.. i just want to get some clarification regarding this..
     
  2. beenthere

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    No, a source of power must eupply electrons. They are the charge carriers propelled by the voltage potential.
     
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