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5F30.12 - Capacitor Discharging Through a Resistor

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​5F30.12 - Capacitor Discharging Through a Resistor

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Title5F30.12 - Capacitor Discharging Through a Resistor
Objective

Demonstrate Ohm’s law and RC time constant.

StatusAvailable
Assembly Instructions

Instructions
Short out the capacitor to set galvanometer maximum range with shunt. Set the voltage to about 6 V.

Setup Time20
Operation Time
Preview Time5
Operation Instructions
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Demo on DimeNo
PIRA 200Yes
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HazardsNone
Analysis/Information
Category5 Electricity and Magnetism
Subcategory5F - DC Circuits
Keywordscapacitance, Ohm's Law, discharging capacitor
Construction Information
 
  
  
power supply - 20V, 40A, Tenma, with banana plug bank
1
capacitor - 268000 microF 20 VDC
1
shunt - dial, for meters
1
resistor - 150 Ohms, mounted to banana plug inputs
1
circuit board - blue with V,C,A,R,B banana inputs
1
voltmeter - 10VDC, 100VDC
1
ammeter projection - 0-15A
1
banana cable
10
wolfvision visualizer
1