Serial and parallel capacitor circuit

Serial and parallel capacitor circuit

As like the resistor the condenser can also be arranged in the serial or parallel combination. but there is come difference in between the combination of arrangement. Firstly we need to know the basics question.

What is a capacitor? 

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Series and parallel combination can be utilized when we did not find a certain value capacitor So here using these combination we cab arrange these capacitor into one certain value capacitor.

One more impotent think is this by making series and parallel circuit capacitor we can also save the cost of capacitor.

Serial and parallel capacitor circuit

The shape of the capacitor or condenser is as following

serial and parallel capacitor circuit

Electrolit capasitor

When we want to make series and parallel circuit capacitors and to make maximum results then we need capacitors with the same voltage.

Example we can assemble 10000 uF / 50V capacitor with capacity of 10000 uF / 50V also

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Here i will show you formula for finding the final capacity value of the series circuit and the parallel capacitor.

the capacitor formula is strung together
An example of a of series capacitors and parallel capacitors is as shown in fig

Serial and parallel capacitor circuit

Serial capacitor circuit

Take a example viewers we have capacitor with value 1000uF and 2200uF and viewers wrapping in series then capacitor end capacities value can be calculated as following according to connection show in fig.

1 / Cn = 1 / C1 + 1 / C2

1 / Cn = 1/1000 + 1/2200

1 / Cn = 22/22000 + 10/22000

1 / Cn = 32/22000

1 / Cn = 8/5500

Cn = 5500/8

Cn = 687.5 uF

Parallel capacitor circuit

the capacitor formulas are arranged in parallel. Here we taking An example of a parallel capacitors arrangement.

Example we have 3 capacitors with value 10000uF, 4700uF, and 6800uF then the end value of the capacitor is when connected in parallel.

Cn = C1 + C2 + C3

Cn = 10000 + 4700 + 6800

Cn = 21500 uF


By absorbing the series and parallel combination formula we can conclude that for parallel resistors will be easier to calculate than series resistors. Because in the parallel resistor case we just need to sum it up.

While we using parallel combination the final value of combination circuit will be greater then the any individual  capacitor but in the case of series combination the final value of combination circuit is less the individual capacitors.

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