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Capacitor value question

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by quarternote, Sep 25, 2010.


  1. quarternote

    quarternote

    Jan 31, 2009
    Wisconsin
    If I wired two .047 disc caps in series, would I get .094, at least in theory? I want to try a .1 cap on my P bass, and I have some .047 but no .1 cap.
     
  2. Yes, two 0.047uF caps in parallel make 0.094uF.
     
  3. BrBss

    BrBss

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    No, you'll want to connect them in parallel to get .094.
     
  4. I must have missed the series part. :hyper:

    Series would be 0.022uF.
     
  5. BrBss

    BrBss

    Jul 9, 2010
    Albuquerque NM
    I figured you missed that :)

    To the OP: it seems a little weird at first, but capacitors combine the opposite way of resistors. Once you understand the construction/physics behind capacitors it makes sense, but just know that to "add" capacitors you connect them in parallel.
     
  6. The formula for series capacitance is C[SUB]Total[/SUB]= 1/[(1/C[SUB]1[/SUB])+(1/C[SUB]2[/SUB])].
    Parallel capacitance is simply C[SUB]Total[/SUB]=C[SUB]1[/SUB]+C[SUB]2[/SUB].
     
  7. quarternote

    quarternote

    Jan 31, 2009
    Wisconsin
    Thanks to you guys for sharing your knowledge,
     
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