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Best way to discharge a capacitor

  1. Oct 28, 2008 #1
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    What is the best way to discharge the capacitor? Explain

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    I know two ways but i'm not sure if they're the "best" ways. One is by touching both wires of the capacitor to something made out of metal. The other is holding both ends of the capacitor and touching the negative part of the battery, which is probably the "fastest" way. But I'm not sure if they're the best way to discharge it.
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  3. Oct 28, 2008 #2
    Oh and this is for rc circuits dont know if that makes a difference
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