1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data My lecture notes say that no current flows through capacitors as the dielectric material is a poor conductor. It goes on to say that the capacitor appears as an open circuit to a DC voltage source. It then says that charge will accumulate on the plates with an equal amount of positive and negative charge accumulating on both of the plates. 2. Relevant equations N/A 3. The attempt at a solution What my issue is how can charge accumulate on the plates if it appears a open circuit to the DC voltage source? Doesn't open circuit mean no current flows(thus no charge)?.