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Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave? Answered

Why Is There A Capacitor In A Microwave?
Also, does anyone know what kind of capacitor is it?

Thanks :)

I'm making a "What's Inside A Microwave" Instructable, And I'm interested what does it do, And I want to explain it...

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rickharris
rickharris

Best Answer 5 years ago

A lot depends on where it is. Con you show a picture or better a circuit diagram?

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 5 years ago

Capacitors serve a number of purposes in general in electronics.

They act to set time in timing ccts

They act as DC blocks

They act as filters for signals or to protect the cct

They suppress voltage spikes

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Answer 5 years ago

If I remember correctly it was connected it series somehow with the transformer to the magnetron, I guess it's against voltage spikes.

Thanks :)

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Yonatan24
Yonatan24

Answer 5 years ago

I've already taken everything apart, now I'm working on the Instructable...

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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

5 years ago

If you mean the big capacitor that is connected to the HV side of the transformer, then it is used with a diode as a voltage doubler as otherwise the magnetron would not work at only around 1000V.