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Re: [beam] Capacitor question

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  • Patrick Pintens
    for two caps in series, the total capacity is C=C1*C2/(C1+C2) parrallel this becomes C=C1+C2 (note that this is the opposite for resistors) ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 26, 2000
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      for two caps in series, the total capacity is
      C=C1*C2/(C1+C2)
      parrallel this becomes
      C=C1+C2

      (note that this is the opposite for resistors)


      >From: BUDSCOTT@...
      >Reply-To: beam@egroups.com
      >To: beam@egroups.com
      >Subject: Re: [beam] Capacitor question
      >Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2000 18:19:26 EDT
      >
      >parralel. here's why
      >
      >What makes a cap store more current. distance right? no, the surface area.
      >think of the construction of a cap, two metal films seperated by insulating
      >material. What happens when they go in a series,
      >
      > ------| |-----| |------
      >
      >The distance is increased, the more distance between the electrolitic
      >substances means less capacitance. now parrallel
      >
      >
      > |-------| |-----|
      >------| |-------------
      > |-------| |-----|
      >
      >The surface area of the caps are increased, more capacitance. That should
      >more completely answer your questions. c'ya
      >
      > -Spencer
      >
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