time constant question

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by lokeycmos, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. lokeycmos

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    Apr 3, 2009
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    when calculating a time constant using either RC or L/R, do i simply times the result by 5 to get the full amout of charge time?? TY
     
  2. Georacer

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    Nov 25, 2009
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    If you are refering to single time constant circuits then, yes, 5 times the time constant is the time at wich the circuit is charged (or discharged) by 98.2%.
     
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