Abc of Capacitors

Basic principles, characteristics and capacitor types

Basic principles

This chapter imparts basic knowledge on the relationships between the electric field, permittivity, as well as the structure and operating principles of a capacitor.

Capacitor characteristics

The electrical parameters and essential characteristics of a capacitor are explained in greater detail for the reader. This extends from the actual capacitance of a capacitor through to the interdependencies.

Capacitor types

Existing capacitor types and their characteristics are presented. Film, electrolyte and ceramic capacitors are considered in detail.

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