Skill, not to nit pick here, because my knowlege is strictly real world acquired, not from a book or formal school, but you said
Originally Posted by Skill
Not quite true, for the same values of capacitor, the capacitance in series will be halved.
But if my understanding of capacitors in this instance is correct, I believe this to be true:
capacitors in parallel (given the same voltage etc) = ESR or capacitor resistance is the same a a single cap, but capacitance (or volume) is doubled
capacitors in series = capacitance is the same as a single cap, but ESR (internal resistance) is halved (not doubled)
To be clear, you stated the capacitance of said caps in series are halved, but in fact overall capacitance (in realation to just one cap) stays the same.
If you were saying that the cap's volume (capacitance) in series is halved meaning the two together are equal to only one, then I can see your point, but I think you failed to mention the advantage of having them in series.
Again, I'm not formally educated in this area sp feel free to correct me anyone.