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Old 11-10-2013, 06:11 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yep. To check that it's consistent, just look at conservation of energy: 1/2CV^2. Wiring them in series keeps the total energy constant but raises the voltage, so the capacitance has to be lower to keep the energy the same.

From the charge holding perspective, having greater distance between the plates decreases the capacitance, and that's effectively what you get when you wire caps in series.
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