Well I have read that capacitor acts as a short circuit when it is first connected to a source
and large surge or inrush current can flow through the circuit.This current may damage the capacitor or other components So to limit this current, a resistor is connected in series with a capacitor.
I studied the operation of series RC circuit.Now when i googled it, I found RC parallel circuit.Something like this below
So in the above circuit I expect same voltage appears across capacitor and resistor.Since there is no current limiting resistor in series with capacitor. I expect the surge current exists in the parallel branch of capacitor and these may damage the capacitor but the author no where mentioned to put a resistor in series with a capacitor.
I expect the practical RC parallel circuit is like I have shown you below. To limit the surge current its a must to put a series resistor with a capacitor.
So kindly let me know is it necessary to put a series resistor with a capacitor.Let me know which one of the above circuit is right.
Could someone explain me If the source is DC in a RC parallel circuit does we need a series resistor with a capacitor or not and if the source is AC in RC parallel circuit does we need a series resistor with capacitor or not.