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Reactance

Why does Reactance have two types? (Capacitive and Inductive) as far as i know, Reactance is the tendency of a component to resist changes in AC, but is there any higher distinction betwen Capacitive and Inductive other that the device they represent?

  • Dither Novice 1 posts since
    May 26, 2014
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    May 26, 2014 1:01 PM (in response to Riley)
    Reactance

    Just thinking about it the capacitive and inductive reactance are they not 90 degrees out of phase the whole lead/lag thing.

    Also capacitors store the energy as electric fields and inductors us magnetic fields.

     

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    Steve Drake

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