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How electrolytic capacitor has to be connected to AC?thanks

  1. Jul 13, 2011 #1
    how electrolytic capacitor has to be connected to AC?
    thanks
     
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  3. Jul 13, 2011 #2

    berkeman

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  4. Jul 14, 2011 #3
    Re: capacitor

    if it can be connected to ac then why the polarity is given?
     
  5. Jul 14, 2011 #4

    gneill

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    A SINGLE electrolytic cannot be connected to AC without damaging it. TWO identical electrolytic capacitors connected back-to-back yields a non-polar net combination, which can be safely used with AC.
     
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