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Old 25th September 2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default capacitor discharge?

Im very noob to electronics, I have some 200v 680uF capacitors and was wondering if its possible to have them discharge when there full. Or do they just work to hold extra energy if its needed?
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Old 25th September 2008, 01:12 PM   #2
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they will slowly discharge due to current consumption and/or due to leakage.

But, they can hold charge for many hours and 200Vdc is dangerous if you're careless.
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