ESR Meter Recommendations
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Wed Sep 30 06:48:54 CDT 2015
From: Eugene (W2HX)
> to model this using ideal components, we show a resistor in parallel to
> the capacitor ... This modeled parallel resistor represents the leakage
> because it is not ideal, some power is dissipated. This dissipated
> power is represented by a series resistance. Because an idealized
> circuit with a cap and a resistor in series will not pass DC current,
> this circuit must be tested at AC.
So I'm slightly confused; you talk about the model being a parallel resistor
(which I get), but then switch to a series resistor. Why the switch?
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