Re: Caps in series

Total series capacitance is:


Ct=totla capacitance
C1...n=each individual capacitance

-The Electrophile-
Grayson Dietrich
Medina, OH
See my HV Haven (it does NOT do jusctice!)

On Wed, 30 Jun 1999 22:20:13 -0600 Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> writes:
>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 
>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 
>close to what I actually need so I might end up wiring a LOT of caps 
>parallel and in series to get the values I'm looking for.
>Left, left I hadda good brain but it left...

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