FIGURE 39. CAPACITORS IN SERIES.

junction to be essentially neutral. The total capacitance of

the circuit is developed between the left plate of C1 and the

right plate of C2. Because these plates are farther apart, the

total value of the capacitance in the circuit is decreased.

resistors connected in parallel.

Note the similarity between the formulas for RT and CT:

1

RT =

1 1 1

+ + ...

R1 R2 Rn

1

CT =

1 1 1

+ + ...

C1 C2 Cn

For example, the value of three (3) 0.015 microfarad capacitors

connected in series is 0.005 microfarads. If the circuit

contains more than two capacitors, use the formula above. If

the circuit contains only two capacitors, use the formula below:

C1 x C2

CT =

C1 + C2