RC Time Constant

The RC time constant, the time constant (in seconds) of an RC circuit, is equal to the product of the circuit resistance (in ohms) and the circuit capacitance (in farads), i.e. = R × C.

It is the time required to charge or discharge the capacitor, through the resistor, by 0.632 Vo(≈ 63.2) percent of the difference between the initial value and final value. This value is derived from the mathematical constant e, specifically .

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