# Re: Caps in series

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Gesendet: Donnerstag, 1. Juli 1999 19:34
Betreff: Re: Caps in series

> Original Poster: "Christina Marie Hammock" <cmhammoc-at-unity.ncsu.edu>
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> Capacitors in series add like resistors in parallel, so that if the
capacitor
> values are C1, C2, and C3, their equivalent capacitance when in series
will be:
> Ceq = 1 / ( 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3)
> and since they're in series, the voltage rating will be the sum of their
> individual voltage ratings, but it is wise to only put caps with the same
> voltage rating and capacitance in series so the voltages divide evenly.
> Adding caps in parallel means that the equivalent capacitance is the sum
of the
> inidividual capacitances, and the overall voltage rating is the least of
the
> individual voltage ratings.
>
> cheers,
> Tina
> (first time list responder)
>

Hi Tina,

put 2 capacitors 100 pF and 1 nF in series and proposed you have ideal good
capacitors then the total voltage of esp. 10 kV divides to 1 V over the 1 nF
Capacitor and the rest (10 kV- 1 V) over the 100 pF Capacitor. Is that what
you mean?

regards

stone

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