Of Capacitors and Inductors which is passive or active ? And by what definition ?
My guess is that both are passive. What I am confused is that capacitors can both absorb and release energy (after absorbing) so how come its not both active and passive ?
In general active components provide gain (amplifiers), where as RLCs are all passive components. They cannot provide gain.
Can someone please explain ?
Passive components use only the power of the input 'signal', voltage and current.
Active components need and additional source of power to make them work...transistors or valves (tubes).
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