- Recall the formula for the combined capacitance of capacitors in series:
- In parallel:
Ctotal = C1 + C2 + C3 …
Step 1: Calculate the combined capacitance of the two capacitors in parallel
Capacitors in parallel: Ctotal = C1 + C2 + C3 …
Cparallel = 23 + 35 = 58 μF
Step 2: Connect this combined capacitance with the final capacitor in series
Both the combined capacitance equations look similar to the equations for combined resistance in series and parallel circuits. However, take note that they are the opposite way around to each other!