Enter the total capacitance and frequency into the calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the capacitive reactance.

Capacitive Reactance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate capacitive reactance.

Xc = 1/(2*Pi*f*C)

  • Where Xc is the capacitive reactance
  • f is the frequency
  • C is the capacitance

Capacitive Reactance Definition

Capacitive reactance is the force of resistance to change of a voltage moving across a circuit or element. In other words the opposition to change.

Capacitive Reactance Example

How to calculate capacitive reactance.

  1. First, determine the frequency.

    Measure the frequency of the circuit.

  2. Next, determine the capacitance.

    Calculate the total capacitance.

  3. Finally, calculate the capacitive reactance.

    Using the formula above, calculate the capacitive reactance.


What is capacitive reactance?

Capacitive reactance is a measure of a circuit resistance to a change in voltage.

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