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In the A.C. circuit,whether the capacitor is charged when voltage changes its magnitude or when it changes its cycle?
Much of what I explained over PM is described in: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_2/chpt_4/2.htmlIn the A.C. circuit,whether the capacitor is charged when voltage changes its magnitude or when it changes its cycle?
It is the instantaneous change, as denoted by the dE/dt term in the capacitor-current equation at the top of the page. If the instantaneous change in the voltage across the capacitor, dE/dt, is non-zero then for a capacitor of capacitance, C, then the current i will be a non-zero value.I have read the relevant topic and still confused about this following line:-"Remember, the current through a capacitor is a reaction against the change in voltage across it."I am trying to know that whether the "change" which is described in the line is the cycle change or just instantaneous change.
In a DC circuit the capacitor acts like an open circuit - dE/dt \(\rightarrow\) 0, therefore i \(\rightarrow\) 0.If it is for the instantaneous change,why the current can not flow in a D.C. circuit?
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