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Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by thomas, Jul 25, 2005.

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  1. thomas

    thomas Guest

    Is it possible to switch two condensators paralell or one after the
    other or isn´t both not possible?
     
  2. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Is it possible to switch two condensators paralell
    For the past 50 years, the term "condenser" has not been used
    as a name for an electronic component.
    It is now used to describe
    a part used by air conditioning / refrigeration guys.
    http://www.google.com/search?q=define:condenser

    2 equal capacitors in parallel
    will give you twice the capacitance of a single cap.

    2 equal capacitors in series
    will give you a voltage rating that is twice the rating of a single cap
    and a capacitance that is half what a single cap has.
     
  3. Dan Hollands

    Dan Hollands Guest

    two identical capacitors in parallel will have twice the capacitance and
    will withstand the same voltage as one of them

    two identical capacitors in series will have half the capacitanceo of one
    but will withstand twice the voltage of one of them.

    --

    Dan Hollands
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    Is it possible to switch two condensators paralell or one after the
    other or isn´t both not possible?
     
  4. That is, with resistors installed across each capacitor to balance the
    voltages.

    Tom
     
  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    two identical capacitors in series will have half the [capacitance] of one
    Assumes that when he says "identical",
    he doesn't really mean identical.
     
  6. May not in Anglo-American language (But I have my doubts if I listen to
    my American coworkers :) )
    May Thomas is German.
    Condensator (Kondensator) is still a common therm for a capacitor
    (Kapazitaet).
    He was not asking for a condensor !
    Background is that the original "Theory" about capacitors was that
    electrons will "condense" on the plates.
    For those who remember it, the "Airwaves" theory (German: Aether) was
    very popular those times.
     
  7. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    Is it possible to switch two condensators paralell
    That makes sense now. Pardon my Ugly American Syndrome.

    Actually, I'll qualify my statement.
    American automotive mechanics still do refer to
    the capacitor in Kettering ignitions as a condenser.
     
  8. Never mind, we Germans have the tendency to ignore the rest of the world ;-)
     
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