As I say I think this is quite straightforward but I am rubbish at electronics. I've attached a diagram of a network with a capacitor and inductor in parallel. Is it true to say the phase difference between the current and the voltage depends on the frequency of the AC applied? And is it also true to say that the maximum voltage drop across the capacitor when a voltage of V0sin(wt) is applied is V0?
Thanks in advance.
Simple electronics question Watch
- Thread Starter
- 16-12-2010 11:33
- 16-12-2010 18:13
Yes current and voltage will be out of phase in a capacitor circuit. I know that current varies with frequency in a capacitor circuit but not sure about voltage.
- 16-12-2010 18:49
The frequency will not change the phase shift. Vo is the peak voltage so I suppose you're right if you say that this is the maximum voltage across the capacitior. Other times it will be zero as the voltage passes through from the postive to negative cycle.