# Series / Parallel Capacitor Calculator

 Just like resistors, capacitors can be combined in series or in parallel. By doing this, any needed capacitance value can be created, whether because you don't have it on hands, because the total capacitance required isn't within the standard values or just to get an higher overall voltage rating. Enter at least 2 capacitance values in the fields below then click on the ’Series’ or ’Parallel’ button. If more fields are needed, click on the ’More/Less Fields’ button.
 C1: pF nF uF C2: pF nF uF C3: pF nF uF C4: pF nF uF C5: pF nF uF C6: pF nF uF C7: pF nF uF C8: pF nF uF C9: pF nF uF C10: pF nF uF CTotal =

 Note : The overall voltage shouldn't exceeds the lowest maximum voltage rating of any paralled capacitor. With capacitors in series, the overall max voltage will be the sum of all capacitors maximum voltage rating, althought if the capacitors are of different values, the voltage will divide itself such that smaller capacitors will take more voltage. Also, if one capacitor has a slight leak, it will gradually shift its voltage to the others, possibly exceeding their voltage rating and if one of them hits through its dielectric barrier, it can then damage the others, this is why series capacitors are generally avoided in power supply.

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