You are absolutely correct and I was a dumbo.mneary said:It flickers at 50 Hz
Actually that's not true I believe [for the first diagram]MrNobody said:Interesting..
I see.. most of the voltage drop is accross the 10M resistor.. The LED only receives a small portion of the 220V voltage..
It's not reluctance but reactance.DMW said:Actually ......this is called reluctance rather than resistance because unlike resistance no power is dissipated in the capacitor.
The Formula shown below determines the reluctance for a capacitance.
Xc = 1/(2 * Pi * F * C)
Xc = 1/(2*Pi*50*220nF)
Xc = 14.4Kohm
Not, if you have a capacitor, an inductor and a resistor in series, then the impedance (Z) isDMW said:ops yes i did know its reactants, I must of chosen the wrong one without thinking when dong spell check.
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I thought the total reactants of L/C was:
square-root(Xc^2 + XL^2)