Electricity/Alternating current

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AC (Alternating Current)[edit]

Electricity provides a sinusoidal time varying voltage over time

Symbol[edit]

o---[~]---o

Alternating Current and conductor[edit]

Resistors[edit]

Voltage

Current

Power

Impedance

Reactance

Capacitors[edit]

An idealized capacitor.


Voltage

Current

Power

Impedance


Reactance

Phase angle difference

Time constant

Frequency respond

Low frequency . , . Capacitor open circuit
High frequency. , . Capacitor short circuit

Inductors[edit]

Voltage

Current

Power

Impedance


Reactance

Phase angle difference

Time constant

Frequency respond

Low frequency . , . Inductor shorts circuit
High frequency. , . Inductor opens circuit

See Also[edit]