# What are some examples of combinations of capacitors?

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Dec 14, 2014

Series, parallel and combinations of series and parallel/

There are four examples of combinations in the diagram. The following points show how to calculate the total capacitance of each combination.

**1. Series**

The equivalent capacitance, *C* , of the combination is worked out as follows:

or

*Total capacitance decreases in series.*

**2. Parallel**

*Total capacitance increases in parallel.*

**3. "Parallel in series"**

**4. "Series in parallel"**

Example with numbers based on **combination 4.**