# Series connection of capacitors

The effective capacitance or total value (Ct) a connection two or more capacitors in series, is calculated using the equation ever wrote for parallel connection to the resistance, use the formula:

where:

C1, C2, C3 = capacitance of each component

Cn = capacitance of the n components

Example question:

See the picture below, how many effective capacitance is given to circuit?

completion:

1/Ct = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

1/Ct = 1 / 47 + 1 / 22 + 1 / 10

1/Ct = 1724/10340

1724Ct = 10 340

Ct = 10340/1742

Ct = 6 μF

**1/Ct = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3 + · · · + 1/Cn**where:

C1, C2, C3 = capacitance of each component

Cn = capacitance of the n components

Example question:

See the picture below, how many effective capacitance is given to circuit?

completion:

1/Ct = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

1/Ct = 1 / 47 + 1 / 22 + 1 / 10

1/Ct = 1724/10340

1724Ct = 10 340

Ct = 10340/1742

Ct = 6 μF

**conclusion:**- Equation series connection of capacitors equal to parallel connection of resistance
- Effective capacitance or total value (Ct) a series capacitor circuit is always smaller than the smallest value of capacitor in the circuit.

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