Re: Caps in series


Caps in series work like this:
1/Ctotal = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3 + .....

3, .01 uF caps would be  1/Ctot= 1/.01 +1/.01 +1/.01 = 3/.01 ...... Ctot =
= .003333

Tesla List wrote:

> Original Poster: Erthwin-at-aol-dot-com
> I know that if I wire two 5Kv .01uF capacitors in series I'll end up with a
> 10Kv .005uF cap but what happens when I put in a third capacitor that has the
> same ratings? does the uF rating drop by half again (15Kv .0025) or is it 1/3
> of the original rating now (15Kv .00333~)...or is there a completely
> different set of equations for finding this out? I ask this because I'm
> planning on looking for some smaller voltage caps to wire in series and from
> the other visits I've made to my local surplus I doubt I'll find anything
> close to what I actually need so I might end up wiring a LOT of caps in
> parallel and in series to get the values I'm looking for.
> Left, left I hadda good brain but it left...
> ---Daniel