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Servos and motors (well, servo are motors) will "spike" their power sucking when they first start up. Once the get up and going, they will draw less power. The capacitor is able to "dump" its charge very quickly and thus, account for this spike in power. It helps to keep the power level constant and can even help to keep your uC from resetting itself under heavy loads.
sorry i noticed this on the picaxe 25 project board aswell. what actually does the capacitor do on your picaxe 08 board?
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