a device used in electronic circuits to hold electrical charge, consisting of two conducting plates separated by a nonconducting (dielectric) medium; it is characterized by its capacitance.
An electrical device capable of storing electrical energy in an electrostatic field. [ Capacitor Manufacturers
an electronic component which consists of two charge holding plates separated by a dielectric material. Due to physical properties of electrical charge, a capacitor can store a charge. The magnitude of that charge is called capacitance and measured in ferrads (or more typically microferrads). The dialectric material does not allow electricity to flow from one plate to the other, and various dialectric materials can greatly increase capacitance. Capacitors are integral to alternating current circuits.
A device that consists of two conductors separated by an insulator. It is used to store electricity.
An electrical circuit component which stores energy in an electrostatic field.
A device used for accumulating and holding a charge of electricity. (Also called a condensor.)
component which stores electric charge
A piece of equipment used to absorb surges or swells, or to alleviate voltage sag, occurring in a distribution system.
a device consisting of two conducting materials separated by an insulating material (dielectric), which can store an electrical charge when a potential difference exists between the two conductors.
An electronic component that holds a charge.
A device which introduces capacitance into an electric circuit.
Electrical component that stores an electric charge.
Electrical component once more commonly known as a condenser. Stores electrical energy supplied by a power source and can discharge it more rapidly than the source itself. Used in flash equipment, providing reliable bulb firing even from weak batteries, and supplying the surge needed for electronic flash tubes.
Device used to correct poor power factor by causing a rise in voltage.
(sc) a discrete device which stores electrical charge on two conductors separated by a dielectric.
An electrical device that maintains or increases voltage in power lines.
An electronic device that can store energy and release it as needed. A capacitor works by resisting a change in voltage, making it useful in crossover circuits. Capacitors are rated in farads, or more commonly microfarads or millionths of a farad.
A passive component used to store an electric charge. Most commonly two metal plates separated by an insulator of some sort, called a dielectric.
a two-terminal device designed to have the property of capacitance. It usually consists of two conducting objects separated by insulating material. It can also be thought of as a device for storing energy.
A component used to control and/or increase the amount of capacitance in an electrical circuit.
A device used in electric circuitry to temporarily store electrical charge in the form of an electrostatic field. In lighting, a capacitor is used to smooth out alternating current from the power supply.
A CAPACITOR is an electrical device that helps improve the efficiency of the flow of electricity by reducing energy losses. Capacitors are installed in substations and on utility poles.
The part of the condenser mike that stores electrical energy and permits the flow of alternating current.
An electronic component that can store and maintain an electrical charge for a period of time, releasing it cleanly and evenly. Capacitors are used to smooth out the flow of electricity.
a device for storing electric charge; two conductors separated by an insulator
A device whichstores an electrical charge.
An electrical device that adjusts the leading current of an applied alternating current to balance the lag of the circuit to provide a high power factor.
Pair of conductors separated by a dielectric medium. Capacitors pass AC currents, resist DC currents, and store energy in the form of an electric field.
A pair of parallel "plates" separated by an insulator (the dielectric). Stores an electric charge, and tends to pass higher frequencies more readily than low frequencies. Does not pass direct current, and acts as an insulator. Electrically it is the opposite to an inductor. Basic unit of measurement is the Farad, but is typically measured in micro-farads (uF = 1 x 10-6F) or nano-farads (nF - 1 x 10-9F)
A device consisting essentially of two conductive surfaces separated by a dielectric.
Device used for storing an electrical charge. Consisting of two or more conducting plates separated from one another by an insulating material, air, or a vacuum.
A combination of conducting plates separated by layers of a dielectric that is used to store an electric charge.
a component used in electronic circuits that has the ability to store electrical charge for a period of time
A device that is used in electrical circuits to store an electrical charge on sets of internal plates. Its value is often measured in microfarads (mF) or picofarads (pF), and is also rated by the maximum voltage that can be applied to it. Capacitors are often used to correct the phase-shift power factor which AC induction motors cause. A capacitor used in conjunction with a coil can produce a resonant or "tuned" circuit.
an electrical device characterized by its capacity to store an electric charge
a basic electronic component that stores electric charge
a bucket full of effects, all of which vary with frequency applied across its leads
a circuit element that tends to pass high frequencies and restrain low frequencies
a compact version of the same effect where electrons are pushed into an antenna to push electrons from a nearby target without making contact
a component made from two (or two sets of) conductive plates with an insulator between them
a component that stores electrical energy between two metal plates separated by an insulator or dielectric
a component which charges up and holds its energy until it is discharged
a device capable of storing charge in a circuit, and typically consists of two metal plates separated by an insulator, called a dielectric
a device consisting of two conductive plates separated by insulating material such as air or polyester
a device consisting of two metal plates that stores electric charge
a device designed to store charge
a device for accumulating and storing electric charge
a device for storing charging
a device that can store a bit of energy
a device that can store electrical charge
a device that contains two electrolytic plates that store electricity
a device that holds an electrical charge
a device that opposes current flow in an AC circuit
a device that resists change in voltage
a device that stores and discharges energy
a device that stores electrical energy in an ELECTROSTATIC FIELD
a device that stores electrons usually temporarily
a device which allows us to store charge, and in
a devise that stores electrical energy
a energy storing device (a component in electronics) made up generally of two parallel conductive plates separated by a dielectric insulating material
a much simpler device, and it cannot produce new electrons
an electrical component and there is more current passed through it as the frequency gets higher
an electrical component for storing electrical energy in the form of negative and positively charged opposing electrodes
an electrical component that stores an electric
an electrical component which can temporarily 'store' charge
an electrical device consisting of two conductive bodies separated by insulating eternal
an electrical device that consists of two conductive surfaces separated by an insulating (dielectric) media
an electrical device that has, in DC circuits, the
an electrical device used for storing electric charge
an electrical device used to store charge temporarily
an electrical device which can be used to store a charge by application of a voltage
an electrical element which is capable of storing small amounts of electrical energy, just like an accumulator
an electric circuit that can store electrical energy
an electric voltage device
an electronic component that passes high frequencies (the passband ) and blocks low frequencies (the stopband )
an electronic component that stores up a charge and then suddenly releases it
an electronic device that consists of positive and negative charges stored in different regions, usually metal plates separated by an insulating material
an electronic device that contains two metal surfaces that are separated by a thin layer of insulation
an electronic device which consists of two plates (electrically conductive material) separated by an insulator
an electronic element that can hold current for a little while (compare this to a bucket that holds water)
an insulator to DC and no current can pass through
a passive circuit component that has two metal electrodes separated by a dielectric insulator
a passive device that couples ac voltage from one stage to another while blocking the dc component
a passive electronic circuit element with the ability to store electrical charge
a passive electronic component that stores energy in the electrostatic field that is present at a two-phase interface (for example, solid/liquid or solid/solid)
a passive element that stores energy in the form of an electric field as a result of a separation of electrical charge
a physical device consisting of two pieces of conducting material separated by an insulating material
a primary passive component in electrical circuits, including resistors and inductors
a small device with two metal plates separated from each other that can store an electric charge
a small electrical component on your motherboard that can perform
a system of two conductors carrying equal and opposite charge
a temporary electrical storage device that will hold a small DC charge
a thing that stores electric energy
An electrical component with the ability to store an applied electrical charge, a capacitor is often used in crossovers as a means of blocking low frequencies from reaching midrange or tweeter components.
A device for storing electrical energy. For more information see How capacitors work (How Stuff Works, USA).
A component in crossover networks. Available at electronic supply stores. Capacitance is denominated in Farads. A cousin of a resistor, but presents a high resistance to low frequencies, and low resistance to high frequencies. Perversely, more capacitance means less resistance.
An electrical device of a variety of designs and materials that has the nature of opposing DC and low frequency electricity. Can store electrical charges, sometimes at painful, dangerous or even deadly levels.
a system used to store electrical energy.
A device that can store voltage without affecting the voltage in any way. Formed by bringing two conductive surfaces close together, separated only by an insulator. Also called "condenser".
A device that stores energy in the form of an electric field. A capacitor consists of two metal plates insulated from each other by a dielectric (insulating, usually a plastic material such as Mylar) material. In an ideal capacitor, no conduction current flows between the plates after the capacitor is completely charged. Capacitors can be fixed, variable, or adjustable.
a device which helps to improve the efficiency of transmission and distribution circuits by reducing power losses.
A device that consists of two conductors (such as parallel metal plates) insulated from each other by a dielectric. A capacitor introduces capacitance (i.e., the ratio of the charge on one of the conductors of a capacitor to the potential difference between the conductors) into a circuit, stores electrical energy, blocks the flow of direct current, and permits the flow of alternating current.
A device whose impedance increases with decreasing frequency. Also known as a "cap"; commonly used in passive crossovers as a high pass device. Can also be used to store energy.
part of a circuit whose main feature is capacitance and which stores energy in its electrical field.
an electronic device used to store energy in the form of an electric charge.
Two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric material. The capacitance is determined by the area of the surfaces, type of dielectric, and spacing between the conducting surfaces.
An electrical component that stores current and discharges when they be come full. Traditionally used for EDM'ing tough to machine and exotic material. In some EDM power supplies, a bank of capacitors are connected across the machining gap.
An electronic device that stores an electrical charge.
A passive circuit component consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by a dielectric. It finds extensive use in the control and manipulation of time varying voltages and as an energy storage device.
A device that stores electrostatic energy in a manner similar to the way an inductor stores electromagnetic energy. Often used for filtering or DC blocking. The unit of capacitance is the Farad (F).
A circuit component that provides a known amount of capacitance (ability to store an electric charge). A capacitor typically consists of two conductive plates separated by an insulating (dielectric) material. If other factors remain constant, capacitance increases as the plates are made larger or brought closer together. A capacitor blocks direct current but passes alternating current to an extent that depends on its capacitance and on the frequency of the current.
A device that stores electrical charges and can be used to maintain voltage levels in power lines and improve electrical-system efficiency.
A device for receiving and storing a charge of electricity; condenser.
A device that maintains (or increases) the voltage of Transmission and Distribution Lines that is installed in Substations and on Poles.
This is an electronic component that stores up an electrical charge to a certain level, and then releases it. A capacitor stores energy between two conducting plates separated by an insulator, or dialectric. Capacitance, or the amount of current that is stored is measured in farads. You may notice large looking electronic cylinders on your motherboard. These are capacitors, and they are used to provide clean power to your processor. You'll also find larger capacitors in your power supply. Television and CRT monitors contain many capacitors, that's why you should never open up a TV or CRT even when it is off, as there may still be a dangerous electric charge in the capacitors.
An electrical device consisting of two or more conducting plates separated from one another by insulating material and used for storing an electrical charge.
A component used in crossover filters that creates a frequency dependent impedance (higher at low frequencies and lower at high frequencies - the opposite of a what an inductor creates).
An electrical component which stores electrical charges. It consists of two metallic plates separated by a dielectric (non-conducting) material. When used in conjunction with other components it can provide a high-frequency filtering capability.
An electrical storage device used to start motors (start capacitor) and to improve the efficiency of motors (run capacitor).
A device used to store and release electricity, usually as the result of a che mica l action. Also referred to as a storage cell, a secondary cell, a condenser or an accumulator.
An output capacitor is used to store direct current (DC) electricity between pulses through a fence. This energy is released through the output transformer in the form of a high energy pulse. Alternating current (AC) can't be stored using a capacitor.
A passive electronic circuit component consisting, in its simplest form, of two metal electrodes separated by a dielectric.
A device to store electrical energy.
A device that stores electrical charge, using a positively charged surface and a negatively charged surface with a gap between them. The Leyden jar, used by early electrical experimenters (including Benjamin Franklin) was a form of capacitor. A smaller kind of capacitor is often used in electrical circuits.
An electronic device that can store electrical charge. The capacitor is one of the main components of an HID lighting ballast. Because they can store a very strong electrical charge, capacitors can be very dangerous to someone who is unaware of this fact and opens a ballast in order to examine or repair it. If one does not know how to safely discharge the stored electricity, one should allow a trained technician to do any ballast repairs.
This is a device that helps improve the efficiency of the flow of electricity through distribution lines by reducing energy losses. It is installed in substations and on poles. Usually it is installed to correct an unwanted condition in an electrical system
A device which, when connected in an alternating-current circuit, causes the current to lead the voltage in time phase. The peak of the current wave is reached ahead of the peak of the voltage wave. This is the result of the successive storage and discharge of electric energy used in 1 phase motors to start or in 3 phase for power factor correction.
a device consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by an insulator and having the ability of storing electric energy.
A passive electronic component that stores energy in the form of an electrostatic field. When fabricated onto integrated circuit chips, capacitors help maintain the contents of memory.
an electrical device for storing separated charge and, therefore, storing electrostatic potential energy.
This is an electronic device for storing electric charge.
A device used to start a motor or compressor (or to keep it running after start up.)
A device that stores a charge. A simple capacitor consists of two conductors separated by a dielectric.
A device consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by an insulating material or dielectric. A capacitor stores electrical energy, blocks the flow of direct current, and permits the flow of alternating current to a degree dependent essentially on the capacitance and frequency.
1.) A device whose impedance increases with decreasing frequency. 2.) An electrical circuit element used to store charge temporarily, consisting in general of two metallic plates separated by a dielectric. (polarized) 3.) A crossover component used to filter out lower frequencies and allow higher frequencies to pass. (non-polarized)
A small electric element that is used to temporarily store electrical charge. [image
A device that maintains the voltage of transmission and distribution lines. Capacitors are usually mounted on poles or in substations.
A device which stores an electrical charge.
A discreet electrical device that has two electrodes and an intervening insulator (a dielectric).
A dielectric device that momentarily absorbs and stores electric energy.
In microphones, a capacitor is a device that can be used to filter out low sound frequencies. Capacitors are also an electrical device that stores electricity. Unlike a battery which uses a chemical reaction to store electricity, capacitors store electricity physically. Capacitors can also discharge their entire stored energy all at once, such as in a camera flash.
An electronic device where two charged plates are placed closely opposite of eachother. The positive charge on one plate will cause a negative charge on the oppoiste plate. The purpose in speakers is to filter out low frequencies. It can also be used to store energy, like a battery.
A device consisting of two conducting surfaces separated by an insulating material such as air, paper, mica, ceramic, glass, metal, or plastic film. A capacitor stores electric energy and blocks flow of alternating current to a degree dependant on its capacitance and the frequency.
Any AC circuit element possessing the property of capacitance (i.e., the ability to store a charge). Normally, a capacitor is a dedicated device, designed for the prime purpose of exhibiting the property of capacitance (as opposed to inductive devices, in which inductance is used by the device to produce other results, such as turning a motor shaft).
This is an electronic device which can be used to store an electric charge or to allow varying current to flow. The ideal capacitor will not allow steady state or DC current to flow. The capacitor is used in many applications such as transient suppression, electrical noise filtering, timing circuits, etc.
Solid state device used in electronic circuits and loudspeaker crossover networks to introduce a required level of capacitance.
A passive circuit element capable of storing electrical energy and releasing it at a predetermined time and at a predetermined rate.
A device used to store electrical charge in a circuit and smooth out irregular current.
installed in substations and on poles to help improve the efficiency of lines to carry electrical power by reducing energy losses.
A device used to store charge. In audio systems, a capacitor stores energy during intervals that require less energy supply and release it when demands are higher than what is available from the power supply.
An electrical device used to store electrical energy, and to release it back into the power system when required.
A device used for storing an electrical charge.
An electronic component having capacitive reactance.
A capacitor is obtained by placing two conducting plates near to each other, separated by a non-conducting material called a dielectric.
a passive component that stores a charge, measured in Farads (F); capacitors resist changes in voltage, and are an essential component in (for example) power supplies for filtering out unwanted ac noise from a dc signal
Type of electrical storage device used in starting and/or running circuits on many electric motors.
The part of the automated external defibrillator that converts the relatively low voltage that is stored in the batteries to the high energy burst necessary for defibrillation.
Stores and electrical charge. Used to smooth of the flow of electrical current.
1. A device that filters out low frequencies, the key component in passive high pass filters. 2. Also an electrical device capable of storing electrical energy and releasing it when needed.
A capacitor is a storage device for electrical energy. A capacitor has two metal plates separated by an insulator.
a device that stores electric energy in the form of an electric charge.
An electronic device which stores energy and releases it when needed. Also used to direct high frequency energy to tweeters. Rated in Farads.
A device that stores an electrical charge.
device that builds and stores electrical charges. Used in electronic flash and some forms of electronic shutters.
a device that stores electric charge, or, more accurately, consists of two plates which each store an opposite charge. These two plates are conductive and separated by an insulator or dielectric. The charge is stored on the inside of the plates, at the boundary with the dielectric.
A small, passive component used to shape electrical signals, found in every electrical circuit.
Two metallic surfaces separated by an insulator creating a device that can store an electric charge. It cannot pass DC and will pass AC signals with an impedance that decreases as frequency increases. This property makes capacitors useful in filter and crossover designs.
A device, the primary purpose of which is to introduce capacitance into an electric circuit.
An electronic component that can store an electrical charge on conductive plates.
A device that stores electrical energy. Used on single-phase motors, a capacitor can provide a starting "boost" or allow lower current during operation.
A device for storing an electrostatic charge.
An electric circuit element used to store a charge temporarily.
Practical capacitors are often classified according to the material used as the dielectric with the dielectrics divided into two broad categories: bulk insulators and metal-oxide films (so-called electrolytic capacitors).