Capacitor Properties Self Test

1.       What is the unit for capacitance?

 

2.      Show the symbol for a non-electrolytic capacitor.

  

3.      Give one advantage of using an electrolytic capacitor over a non-electrolytic capacitor.

 

4.      State what happens when the working voltage of a capacitor is exceeded.

 

5.      What is meant by the leakage current of a capacitor?

 

6.      What happens to the tolerance of a capacitor as it gets older?

 

7.      Explain why electrolytic capacitors can have a very high capacitance.

 

8.      Explain why a capacitor is ruined if its working voltage is exceeded.

 

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