# Capacitors in parallel ?

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by Bartholomew3, Dec 18, 2018.

1. ### Bartholomew3Friend of Leo's

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If I wire a .47 with a .22 in parallel --- will I end up with a total of .345 ? (47+22)/2

I wanted to try .33 with out getting in my car or paying delivery - will this do the trick ?

Anybody know the formula for 2 caps in parallel ?

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No, you want series; its the opposite of resistors. There are calculators on the web. Just put in your values.

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Three .47s in series is close concidering tolerances for caps.

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Or .1 and .22 in parallel if you have a .1 .

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A+B= total , just like resistors in series. In your example above, you would have .47 + .22 = .69

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Thanx for that guys - didn't think there would be a calculator out there.

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When you start punching numbers in the calculator, you're talking about .047uf and .022uf to try to make a .033uf effect right? Looked like maybe missing the leading zeros in the post above. Not trying to be nit-picky, but rather helpful...
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there are good smartphone apps that do the job to

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