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Virtual Lab: Resistors and Capacitors at High Voltage
University of Virginia
           
 
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In this simulation a battery will be used to charge a capacitor. The capacitor will then be used to operate a light bulb until the capacitor is discharged.

The battery has a larger voltage than a single cell and will charge the capacitor to a correspondingly higher voltage. The capacitor is used to temporarily store some energy from the cell.

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