# 2 Capacitors in parallel means less ESR?

Discussion in 'Electronics Homework Help' started by nati levia, May 11, 2018.

1. ### nati levia

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Hey. I have a question... If i have 2 1000μf 10V capacitors in parallel will the ESR drop like a normal resistor in parallel? or will it stay the same? or will it add more ESR?. The reason i'm asking this is because my teacher gave the entire class a group project, The teacher said "This project is a great test of your knowledge from this year... You'll need to make a circuit which is drawing 100ma or less at the input and outputs at least 1A for at least 1μs or more." At first we thought to make a simple battery but we failed so i asked "Why won't we just use capacitors? They can output more then the input for less then a second and they are very cheap!" But we realized that the ESR is very high. This is why i'm asking this question.

2. ### WHONOES

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Yes it will.

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3. ### Nisar-von-Voltenbräackter

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May 23, 2018
What do capacitors usually do when placed in circuit-type arrangements in arrays of two or more?

4. ### davennModerator

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well that was ambiguous

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