Can you stick multiple capacitors in parallel?

I say multiple but was thinking of having two on each instead of one. Also… is i did that can the voltage ratings be smaller i.e. 2 x 40v instead fo say 1 x 63v ?

Thanks

Can you stick multiple capacitors in parallel?

I say multiple but was thinking of having two on each instead of one. Also… is i did that can the voltage ratings be smaller i.e. 2 x 40v instead fo say 1 x 63v ?

Thanks

anyone?

There is absolutely no need for bigger caps or more capacity.

If you decide to do so anyhow, make sure the voltage rating is the same as the original ones.

Thanks. The reason wasnt for more capacity, but for example using two smaller caps. Instead of a 4800 Cap, sticking say two 2400 caps - to do the job of a 4800 one

if you put 2 caps in parallel, you double the capacitance, so 2 x 2200µF/50V = 4400µF/50V.

Putting 2 caps in series doubles the voltage rating, but capacity halves, so 2x2200µF/50V in series = 1100µF/100V

Mind the polarity in any case.

Thats what i thought. Thanks for the confirmation Your help is very much appreciated!