1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data A 2200 µF capacitor is charged to a potential difference of 12 V and then discharged through an electric motor. The motor lifts a 50 g mass through a height of 24 cm. The capacitor is charged to 12 V again and then discharged through a 16 Ω resistor Determine the time constant and the maximum current flowing through the circuit. 2. Relevant equations C = Q/v RC = t V = IR 3. The attempt at a solution The time constant would be RC = 35ms I feel like this should be really simple but I can't figure out the maximum current. I know when a capacitor charges or discharges the current is initially at a maximum then falls. If the maximum voltage across the resistor is 12V, then I figure the maximum current flowing would be 0.75A but that's wrong.