I am reading through "Practical Electronics for Inventors" and I came upon a chapter about deenergizing inductor. I understand the concept that when you cut the current going into inductor, it will generate high voltage drop, since dI/dt goes to infinity. How come this is not an issue when the inductor "starts"? The voltage drop should be the same, right? Why this isn't an issue with capacitor? When we "turn" it on/off, there should be infinite current (minus internal resistance) according to laws. Shouldn't high current be a bigger problem than high voltage? What am I missing?
Think of inductors and capacitors as complimentary components.