Value of Resistor to discharge a capacitor
Hello ,
To discharge a capacitor we normally use resistor But what is the normal value of resistor to discharge the capacitor ( NO MATTER HOW MUCH IS THE CAPACITANCE ) Can anyone verify this Thank you. 
What voltage is the capacitor? 
If you have no training or experience in this please leave large charged capacitors alone !
The resistor and the capacitance together determine the rate of discharge: A slow discharge rate may be adequate in some circumstances which leads to a high resistance value and lower wattage resistor being suitable. This also disturbs the circuit less If (e.g. for safety purposes) a rapid discharge is needed consider lower value resistors, resulting in greater heat dissipation and greater effect on the circuit if permanently in circuit. If connecting a resistor specifically to discharge consider sparks and potential for the resistor leads to weld on. A common error in high voltage systems is to forget that resistors also have a breakdown voltage rating that may be surprisingly low in some applications If you multiply the capacitor value in Farads by the resistor value in Ohms you get the 'Time constant' which is roughly the time in seconds to discharge the capacitor by 60% (the discharge rate getting slower and slower as it continues) From this you see that any resistor value will discharge the capacitor eventually (assuming it doesn't burn out along the way) but for practical use you need to include the time you have and the capacitor size vs resistor power you see to find if there might be a suitable 'all purpose resistor in your work 
The value of the resistor you might use depends almost entirely on the maximum voltage you would expect to be present in the capacitor and the maximum current you want to discharge it at.
This question sounds very strange  if it actually is a real question we need to know more about what the application is and why it is desired to discharge it. PDR 
But is there a all purpose resistor that can discharge any capacitor no matter how much is it resistance ?


Originally Posted by Danial9874
(Post 10447114)
But is there a all purpose resistor that can discharge any capacitor no matter how much is it resistance ?
More detailed information can be found here: https://opentextbc.ca/physicstestboo...ndcapacitors/ 
Use the standard T=5RC formula  use this to calculate the power rating of the resistor (P=I*I*R)
Standard PSU circuits use about 3 to 5 minutes to discharge to a safe level. Anything above 40V DC is considered dangerous for human consumption. Other things to think about... Discharging a Cap too fast is like a battery short circuit = it will 'explode' in your face. There's a lot of energy in capacitors... be careful, take your time.;) 
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