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Capacitance of capacitor

  1. Nov 5, 2015 #1
    suppose i have a circuit,in which a capacitor and resistances are connected in series with a DC voltage source.
    then after a long interval of time we know that capacitor will have same voltage across its terminal as that of DC voltage source and no current flow in the circuit.
    so, can i say at that time, my capacitor is fully charged.....
     
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  3. Nov 5, 2015 #2

    anorlunda

    Staff: Mentor

    Yes, fully charged at that voltage. If you raise the DC voltage, the capacitor can store more charge.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2015 #3
    that means capacitance of a capacitor is increases with increase in DC voltage around it !

    i think this is not true........
     
  5. Nov 5, 2015 #4

    anorlunda

    Staff: Mentor

    No. The charge stored increases, not the capacitance. Capacitance C is defined as the ratio of charge Q to voltage V. C=Q/V
     
  6. Nov 5, 2015 #5
    ok...i got it...

    thanks a lot......
     
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