Capacitors conected in series


Connected in series, the capacitors each store instantaneous charge build-up equal to that of every other capacitor in the series. The total voltage difference from end to end is apportioned to each capacitor according to the inverse of its capacitance. The entire series acts as a capacitor smaller than any of its components.

Related formulas


CeqTotal Capacitance (F)
C1Capacitance of a connected capacitor (F)
C2Capacitance of another connected capacitor (F)