Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 22 - Think and Explain: 95

Answer

Even after the charging circuit is turned off, a capacitor may still retain a charge. Connecting the terminals may discharge the capacitor, resulting in the release of a large quantity of electrical energy.

Work Step by Step

This can be fatal, so don't do it!
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