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  1. biferi


    Oct 12, 2016
    I need help with Inductors.

    I know Capacitors Block AC and pass DC.

    And I know how they are used to smothout ripples of AC on the output end of the Secondary Coil of a Transformer.

    But Inductors Store Current not Voltage I get this.

    Do I have this right?
  2. shrtrnd


    Jan 15, 2010
    ELI the ICE Man.
    Voltage before Current in an Inductor in an impedance ckt.
    Current before Voltage in a Capacitor.
    Inductors don't store any current or voltage.
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  3. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    the other way around .... but always remember that the current doesn't actually pass THROUGH the capacitor
    rather charge flows in and out of each plate of the capacitor, giving the appearance that it is flowing through it

    close, but not quite right. the capacitor will be on the output of the rectifier, which is on the output of the transformer

    as @shrtrnd said, no, neither of them store either of those things

    BOTH of them store energy, but in different ways
    a capacitor stores energy in the electric field between its plates
    an inductor stores energy in a magnetic field
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  4. (*steve*)

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    Jan 21, 2010
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