How the capacitor and the resistor work – their relationship

The capacitor and the resistor are the two basic components that are required for the electronic circuit which can provide current to the electronic devices so that they run and work. When an electronic device performs, it is run by the electric flow – this is the simple theory that is known to everyone. However, the entire process is a matter of electron flow and involves a detailed technique.

What is a capacitor?

To simply describe what a capacitor is, it must be stated that a capacitor is a component, which essentially an electronic one and stores electric charge. This electronic component is made up of two plates that are also known as conductors and a dielectric material separates these two plates. The two plates or the conductors of the capacitor accumulate electric charge when it is connected to an electronic source. Thus, one plate holds a positive charge and the other plate holds a negative charge.

What is a resistor?

A resistor on the other hand is, as the name suggests, a resistor of the electricity flow. When the electricity flows through the capacitor or rather the electronic device, the resistor’s task is to resist or stop the electricity from flowing down. This task of resisting the electricity is known as the resistance and as the electricity faces resistance, it gets transformed into different forms to get released from this resistance. Thus, when electricity is passed through an electric bulb and gets resisted by the resistor, it gets released in an entirely different form of energy – that is, it gets transformed from electric energy to light energy and heat energy. Thus we see the bulb become illuminated.

How do the capacitor and the resistor work along with each other?

To Be Continued…. If you have any question, please feel free to comment below. Thank you!

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