help with capacitors please

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by thenugnug, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. thenugnug

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    hi everyone not been doing this long so could do with a bit of help please.
    Why when a capacitor is added it reduces the supply current,all help is welcome thanks again
     
  2. beenthere

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    Do you have a circuit example to go with that statement?
     
  3. thenugnug

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    it is in a flourescent lighting circuit?
     
  4. beenthere

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    I'm sorry, I was asking you if you had a specific example to illustrate with.
     
  5. rjenkins

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    I think you need to research 'Power Factor' and power factor compensation.
     
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