# What is capacitor specification?

## What is capacitor specification?

The lower temperature specification can be governed by a number of factors. One is the electrolyte operation in components such as electrolytic capacitors. Leakage resistance / current: The leakage current or leakage resistance specification indicates the amount of current that flows through the capacitor.

## How do you determine the size of a capacitor bank?

Size of Capacitor Bank:

1. Site of Capacitor Bank=32 Kvar.
2. Leading KVAR supplied by each Phase= Kvar/No of Phase.
3. Leading KVAR supplied by each Phase =32/3=10.8Kvar/Phase.
4. Capacitor Charging Current (Ic)= (Kvar/Phase x1000)/Volt.
5. Capacitor Charging Current (Ic)= (10.8×1000)/(415/√3)
6. Capacitor Charging Current (Ic)=44.9Amp.

How is the size of a capacitor related to its capacitance?

The amount of electrical energy a capacitor can store depends on its capacitance. The capacitance of a capacitor is a bit like the size of a bucket: the bigger the bucket, the more water it can store; the bigger the capacitance, the more electricity a capacitor can store.

How to calculate the charge and voltage of a capacitor?

Capacitance can be calculated when charge Q & voltage V of the capacitor are known: If capacitance C and voltage V is known then the charge Q can be calculated by: And you can calculate the voltage of the capacitor if the other two quantities (Q & C) are known:

### What do the farads on a capacitor stand for?

A 1-farad capacitor can store one coulomb (coo-lomb) of charge at 1 volt. A coulomb is 6.25e18 (6.25 * 10^18, or 6.25 billion billion) electrons. One amp represents a rate of electron flow of 1 coulomb of electrons per second, so a 1-farad capacitor can hold 1 amp-second of electrons at 1 volt. A 1-farad capacitor would typically be pretty big.

### What is the capacitor rating for a motor?

A typical start capacitor rating ranges from 25 µF up to 1,400 µF and 110 Vac to 330 Vac. Once the motor reaches a specific speed, the start capacitor is disconnected from the winding circuit by a switch (or relay).