Blinking light circuit....voltage vs. time? You guys have been so incredibly helpful in this forum I really appreciate it. I am a little bit confused on part of the following question and am hoping to get some help with it also if I can. I believe I did the first part right, but I am not sure about the graph. If the length of the flash is 0.1s and the flash frequency is 0.114s, then I was thinking that it might take 0.04s for the charge to dissipate before it starts to recharge. Now that I am looking at my graph more closely, I see that my #'s are not the same as my calculation results. Even so, I still do not understand the shape it is supposed to be. Threshold is 75v and when the flash would occur, so charge builds up but once the charge is released does it drop straight down to 0 on the graph or more of a slope? The question follows and I have sent a scan of my work. Thanks. Question A simple type of blinking light circuit can be constructed using a neon lamp. The circuit shown here has a 4.0 μF capacitor in parallel with a neon lamp. When the voltage is low in the RC portion of the circuit, the lamp does not conduct electricity. Therefore, it is effectively not there from an electrical point of view. The RC circuit will then charge from the 110 V power supply. However, when the voltage across the capacitor reaches 75 V, the neon will ionize very quickly and the neon lamp will become a very good conductor, and will immediately discharge the capacitor. The energy stored in the capacitor will be given off as a flash of orange light, making this a useful circuit. After the flash, the charging process will start once more since the voltage will again be low. a. Determine the flash frequency with the resistance value shown. b. Make a sketch of the voltage across the capacitor versus time in such a circuit, showing several periods.