# Capacitors

The frequency of vibration of the mechanical switch is double. Explain why the average current in the circuit is not doubled.

I don't really understand what to write about this question. I know the period is halved but I don't really know where to go from there.
Original post by znx

The frequency of vibration of the mechanical switch is double. Explain why the average current in the circuit is not doubled.

I don't really understand what to write about this question. I know the period is halved but I don't really know where to go from there.

The time period is halved, and it is similar to the time constant of the circuit.
You could also say that the average current in the circuit does not double because due to the frequency doubling, there is not enough time for the capacitor to totally discharge in between switch fluctuations.
Original post by cakeboi
The time period is halved, and it is similar to the time constant of the circuit.
You could also say that the average current in the circuit does not double because due to the frequency doubling, there is not enough time for the capacitor to totally discharge in between switch fluctuations.

Thank you that makes sense now. Thanks for the help mate.
Original post by cakeboi
The time period is halved, and it is similar to the time constant of the circuit.
You could also say that the average current in the circuit does not double because due to the frequency doubling, there is not enough time for the capacitor to totally discharge in between switch fluctuations.

wdm its similar to the time constant?