## Re: [beam] Capacitor question

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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) ...
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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@...
>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,
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>The distance is increased, the more distance between the electrolitic
>substances means less capacitance. now parrallel
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>The surface area of the caps are increased, more capacitance. That should
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> -Spencer
>
><http://www.botic.com/users/beamstop>
>
>not a robot scientist
>not a college major