An 8microF capacitor is connected in series with a 0.5 megaohm

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An 8microF capacitor is connected in series with a 0.5 megaohm resistor. The DC voltage supply is 200V. Calculate the initial charging current.

A. 100 microA

B. 500 microA

C. 400 microA

D. 1000microA

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My query is from Discharge of a Capacitor Through a Resistor in section Capacitance and Capacitors of Basic Electrical Engineering

The correct choice is C. 400 microA

For explanation: In a series RC circuit, the initial charging current is:

I=V/R = 200/(0.5*10^6s) = 400*10^-6A = 400 microA.