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tonify

the charge time for a capacitor is same as the discharge time?

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Osgeld

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MarkT


the charge time for a capacitor is same as the discharge time?

Thank you


You need to explain the circuit you have in mind and what you mean by charge-time precisely... If charge and discharge paths are just the same resistor then the charge and discharge time constants are the same, and the same exponential curves for voltage apply.  It there's active or non-linear components (diodes for instance) then there could different behaviour for charge and discharge.
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fungus

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Oct 30, 2012, 12:08 pm Last Edit: Oct 30, 2012, 12:09 pm by fungus Reason: 1

the charge time for a capacitor is same as the discharge time?

Thank you


Only if the charge/discharge resistances are the same, and you're working within the specs of the capacitor, and....
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