Capacitors are one of the basic elements for every electronic circuit. They act as storage components for electronics. They can be used to filter or buffer voltages or absorb current and load peaks. However varied challenges may be for developers, there is almost always a suitable capacitor for everything.
The main capacitor technologies:
Capacitors with a variable capacity take a special place in our range. They are mostly used to adjust test circuits.
Types of use: Capacitors as energy storage devices, AC resistors, decoupling capacitors or suppression capacitors
The capacitor consists of two opposing metal surfaces. Its ability to save energy is defined by its electric capacity, measured in farads. This capacity depends on the gap between the metal surfaces, the material between the surfaces (dielectric) and the size of the opposing metal surfaces. To store energy, one of the surfaces is charged positively, the anode, and the other negatively, the cathode. Depending on the technology, reverse connection can cause damage or destroy capacitors such as electrolytic capacitors. Other technologies, such as film capacitors, can be charged positively or negatively until they reach their rated voltage.