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Docedison

After all is said... The only thing that flows through an Electrolytic... Is AC. With DC once equilibrium is reached the only current that flows is leakage current.

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westfw

As used in arduino, I think of caps having current flow into the positive side from the power supply at a steady rate, and out of the positive side in bursts to power transients in the other circuitry.  The minus side is just a reference.

Using caps in, say, audio circuitry, may call for different thinking.

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