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.