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.
 
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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.


Series / Parallel Capacitor Calculator

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