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Electrical transients


This chapter explores the response of capacitors and inductors sudden changes in DC voltage (called a transient voltage), when wired in series with a resistor. Unlike resistors, which respond instantaneously to applied voltage, capacitors and inductors react over time as they absorb and release energy.

Last Update: 2010-11-19