Can someone explain how is it possible to calculate the value of caps connected in series?
I am not asking about the maths, I just try to understand how can such a network be created since there is the gap(open) of the circuit, because of the dielectric(insulator).
I can understand how the capacitance works in one capacitor because of the AC, in case of DC I know that the cap will charge and then if we short-circuit the legs of the capacitor, it will discharge.
But what about when we have 2 or more capacitors in series? In my understanding it will be used only the one plate of the first cap(the plate closer to -) and the other plate of the other cap(closer to the +) of the power supply. How the in-between caps will affect the total capacitance since they are not even "connected" to anything due to the dielectrics of each one? I mean they are insulated if there is no current between them.
Any insights much appreciated! Please make it more visual, use some kind of analogy if possible :)