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Capacitor problem Answered

I needed a 2.2 and a 10 uf capacitor to make a metal detector, but the values printed on my capacitors are not less than 5. I want to find that if the values on the capacitors are in uf, nf or pf. And if they are none of them. 

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iceng

Best Answer 4 years ago

Sounds like you don't know a condenser from a capacitor.

Capacitors store charge between two conductive usually thin foil plates

The bigger the area the more charge in micro farads uF

Some capacitors called electrolytic use chemistry to increase the uF numbers

these usually are only used on DC direct current and have a polarity plus side that must be observed or there will be smoke and fire.

The parallel and series wiring is described in the pictures I made just for you.

Notice the symbolic plate sizes represent the capacity equivalence changes.

Good luck and be careful :-)

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tanyutsharmaJosehf Murchison

Answer 4 years ago

The batteries of my camera were finished, so I drew one. It is exactly the same expect for the comic effect.

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iceng

4 years ago

If you take two 5 capacitors in series they will become a 2.5 uF capacitor.

Then if you take two 5 capacitors in parallel they will become a 10 uF capacitor.

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tanyutsharmaiceng

Answer 4 years ago

What do you mean by 'in series' and 'in parallel'?If possible add a pic.