Capacitor charging

[swf:https://vcephysics.com/flash/swf/capacitor.swf 600 333 white wmode]

This animation shows the charge and discharge of a capacitor. You can see how the time taken depends on the resistance & capacitance of the circuit.

  • Use the sliders to change the values of battery voltage, resistance or capacitance.
  • Discharge the capacitor by using the appropriate push button.
  • Pause the charge / discharge by disconnecting the capacitor. Voltage & data are recorded.
  • Voltage / time data can be selected & copied into a spreadsheet for analysis.

Downloads:

Flash source file (.fla)Flash
Flash (.swf)Flash
Windows executable (.exe)Windows
Mac application (.app)Mac

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