Adding polarized capacitors

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by Luis Miguel Villamil, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Luis Miguel Villamil

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    Nov 25, 2015
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    I'm trying to solve this problem where I have to find the total resistance of a circuit with polarized capacitors. if two capacitors have opposite poles from each other in series would that change their sign when adding them?

    thank you
     
  2. Jony130

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    Feb 17, 2009
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    If two, same-value, aluminum electrolytic capacitors are connected in series, back-to-back with the positive terminals or the negative terminals connected, the resulting single capacitor is a non-polar capacitor with half the capacitance.

    Quote from this :
    http://www.cde.com/resources/catalogs/AEappGUIDE.pdf
     
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