I was experimenting with capacitor voltage divider circuits but something unusual happened. Circuit is really simple , I connected 100uF 16v capacitor into 13.85V 50hz AC supply Xc is 26.5 ohm So I expected current will be 0.5A but multimeter showed 1A-1.2A then capacitor exploded.
I assumed capacitor overheated and that caused the explosion but why current is twice than it supposed to be ?
I made similar circuits with 47uF and 1uF capacitors and everything was right , why 100uF acts differently ?
Capacitors are radial electrolytic