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Re: Caps in series
To find the value of caps in series use this formula cap1/x
+cap2/x+cap3/x....=number/x. You just replace the cap, cap2, cap3..
with the valu of the cap. Take the two .01µF cap you have just plug
in .01 for the value. .01/X + .01/x you should get 200 here. Then
take that # over x. 200/x = .005µF The 1/x key is on the windows
calculator. Hope this heps you.
> 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
>
>