**This calculator determines the total effective capacitance of any number of capacitors in a parallel configuration.**

Enter the capacitance values separated by commas.

**Parallel Capacitance Formula**

**C _{total} = C_{1} + C_{2} + C_{3 }+…. + C_{n}**

**Units**

Units for Capacitance are Farad (**F**). When entering values above make sure the units are the same – i.e. they should all be one of the following:

- Farad
- Millifarad
- Microfarad
- Nanofarad
- Picofarad
- etc.

**Example Calculation**

Consider four caps in parallel: 1 µF, 6 µF, 15 µF and 100 µF. The total effective resistance is 122 µF.

If you have two caps – one large and the other small in parallel, the effective capacitance is closer to the larger value. For instance,

**1 F and 1000 F in parallel. The effective resistance is 1001 ≈ 1000 F**

In the event that the same two capacitors are in series, the effective capacitance is closer to the smaller value.

**1 F in series with 1000 F is 0.999 F ≈ 1 F**

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