Parallel-plate capacitor in a direct-current circuit © Siemens Stiftung 2020 CC BY-SA 4.0 international

Parallel-plate capacitor in a direct-current circuit

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The current and voltage paths are shown for the charging and discharging processes of a parallel-plate capacitor for different capacitor capacities.

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2021-06-25
One circuit is shown for the charging process and another for the discharging process. The capacity of the capacitor integrated in the circuit can be varied. Starting with a capacitor with air as the dielectric and a defined area and defined plate separation, the following variations are possible:
• Doubling of the plate separation
• Doubling of the plate area
• Insertion of a glass plate between the capacitor plates
The associated current and voltage curves for the charging and discharging processes can be displayed independently of each other for different capacities.
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Physics; Technology
Grade 7 to 9; Grade 10 to 13
Middle/high school; Vocational training
Capacitor (electricity); Electrical circuit; Electronics
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