# Capacitors

• ## Why is a Capacitor Needed for a Single-Phase Motor?

Why is a Single-Phase Motor Not Self-Starting?  Necessity of Capacitors in 1-Phase Motors A capacitor is required for a single-phase motor to provide the necessary phase shift to start the…

• ## Which One is More Dangerous? 50Hz or 60Hz in 120V/230V & Why?

Which Frequency Level is Safer? 60Hz or 50Hz in 230V & 120V Circuits? Here is another silly question because there is no significant difference between 50Hz and 60Hz. It would…

• ## Capacitor Color Codes – How To Read Capacitor Value? Calculator

How to know the Value of Capacitance of a Capacitor using Standard & Color Codes – Calculator & Examples Same like the resistor color codes, there are special indications like…

• ## How to Measure Capacitance using a Multimeter?

Measurement of Capacitance with a Digital Multimeter To accurately measure the capacitance of a capacitor, you require expensive instruments such as an LCR meter which can measure Inductance (L), Capacitance…

• ## Parallel Capacitors Calculator

Capacitance of Parallel Connected Capacitors Calculator Formula & Equations for Parallel Capacitors Calculator Finding Total Resistance (RT) of series connected resistors network when R1 and R2 are given; CT = C1 + C2 Finding R1 when RT and R2 Given;…

• ## Capacitor Bank in kVAR & µF Calculator for Power Factor Correction

How to Calculate the Capacitor Bank in kVAR & Microfarad for Power Factor Improvement? Calculator & Example Capacitor Bank Calculator The following Power factor improvement calculator will calculate the required…

• ## Power Factor Correction Calculator – How to Find P.F Capacitor in µF & kVAR?

How to Calculate Capacitor in kVAR & µF for Power Factor Improvement? Calculator & Example Power Factor Calculator The following P.F calculator will calculate the existing or current power factor,…

• ## μ-Farad to kVAR Calculator – How to Convert Farads to kVAR?

How to Convert Farad & Microfarad to kVAR? Calculator and Examples Microfarad to kVAR Calculator The following microfarad to kVAR conversion calculator will convert the capacitance of a capacitor “C”…

• ## kVAR to Farad Calculator – How to Convert kVAR to μ-Farads?

How to Convert kVAR to Farad & Microfarad? Calculator and Examples kVAR to Farad Calculator The following kVAR to Farad and microfarad conversion calculator will convert the reactive power “Q”…

• ## What is Coulomb’s Law? Laws of Electrostatics With Example

Coulomb’s Laws of Electrostatics Charles-Augustin de Coulomb discovered the Laws of Electrostatics in 1785 known as Coulomb’s Law. Until 1784, no one knew about the unit of the electric charge,…