CAPACITOR

CAPACITOR

Capacitor is a component that stores and releases electrical energy in a circuit. Capacitors are often placed across power and ground close to a sensor or motor.

The ability of a capacitor to store electrical energy is called Capacitance and is measured in farad (F). The capacitance of most capacitors are in the range microfarad (0.000001 farads) to picofarad (0.000000000001 farads).

A component that stores and releases electrical energy in a circuit. When the circuit̢۪s voltage is higher than what is stored in the capacitor, it allows current to flow in, giving the capacitor a charge. When the circuit̢۪s voltage is lower, the stored charge is released. Capacitors are measured in farads. One farad is a lot of capacitance, so most capacitors are in the microfarad (0.000001 farads) or even picofarad (0.000000000001 farads) range. Capacitors are often placed across power and ground close to a sensor or motor to help smooth changes in voltage.

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