I have an AC capacitor from the ceiling fan.
When I connect its end to a socket (AC line 110V), it gets charged (as touching the terminals produces a spark).
But at this point I am unable to understand this mechanism because I have read that capacitors don't charge storage for AC and act almost like a short circuit at t(0+). [neglecting the phase shift and assuming frequency above 50 Hz].
Could someone please explain where I am going wrong?