1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data This isn't a problem from a textbook, but it is homework. For a lab in class, we worked with simple RC circuits on breadboards. The strange thing I noticed is that the capacitor always charges faster than it discharges. I know that the Time constant should be T=RC, so I don't understand why the time constants would differ. Could someone give a plausible explanation for why this is?