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### Capacitor Circuits

**Capacitor** in **Series**

As can be seen in the picture, the plate distances add up when capacitors are connected in series. This means that the total capacitance must be reduced:

1=1+1+1+ …

C_{Eq}C_{1}C_{2}C_{3}

**Capacitor** in **Parallel**

As can be seen in the picture, when capacitors are connected in parallel, the plate surfaces add up. Therefor the total capacitance increases:

C_{Eq}= C1 + C2 + C3 + …