# What is the energy stored in the capacitor for dc operation?

#### hsilver

Joined Sep 6, 2016
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#### AlbertHall

Joined Jun 4, 2014
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Have you calculated any voltages in that circuit?

#### MrAl

Joined Jun 17, 2014
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Have you calculated any voltages in that circuit?

Hi there,

Yeah good idea. Calculate the voltage across the cap and then you can calculate the energy from just that.

#### crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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Do you know the equation for the energy stored on a capacitor versus its voltage?

#### hsilver

Joined Sep 6, 2016
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I found the thevenin equivalent circuit across the capacitor (I am assuming that I did it right), but I dont know how to calculate the energy stored. My Vth = 8.57V and Rth = 2.14 ohms

#### crutschow

Joined Mar 14, 2008
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................ but I dont know how to calculate the energy stored. My Vth = 8.57V and Rth = 2.14 ohms
Here's some info on that.

#### dannyf

Joined Sep 13, 2015
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all you need is to get the voltage over the 6R resistor.

To do that, do a conversion of 8v+2ohm into a 4amp//2ohm current source. Everything is elementary after that.