In this video, electrical engineer Barron Stone connects multiple capacitors in parallel to create new capacitance values. Learn how connecting capacitors in parallels affects their combined capacitance, tolerance, and maximum voltage rating.
- [Male Narrator] When multiple capacitors are placed…in parallel with one another, their combined capacitance…is simply equal to the sum of their individual capacitances.…To understand why their capacitances add together…like that, remember that each capacitor is a pair…of parallel conductive plates…separated by a dielectric barrier.…If I connect a second capacitor in parallel…to the first one, both of the top plates will…be at the same voltage compared…to both of the bottom plates.…
By connecting these two capacitors in parallel…I've effectively created a new capacitor who's top…and bottom plates are twice the…size of the original capacitor,…which doubles it's capacity to store a charge.…By combining capacitors in parallel,…I can easily create new capacitance values…using the capacitors I already have in my parts kit.…For example, I could create a 12 uF capacitor…by combining a 10 uF and two 1 uF capacitors in parallel.…
Since each of these parallel capacitors will experience…the same voltage across them, I need to make sure…
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