Enter the capacitance of up to 8 capacitors in parallel into the calculator below to calculate the total resulting capacitance. Capacitors in parallel increase the overall capacitance.

## Parallel Capacitor Formula

The following equation can be used to calculate the total resulting capacitance of a set of capacitors in a parallel configuration.

C = C1 + C2 + C3….

- Where C is the total capacitance
- and C1 – CX are the individual capacitance’s of each capacitor

As can be seen in the formula above, capacitors in parallel yield a significantly larger capacitance then ones in a series. This is because in parallel each capacitor sees the same voltage, while in a series that voltage is split. Since capacitance is calculated through charge and voltage, the capacitance therefore depends on the volts running through each capacitor.

The units for the equation above are in Farads, the standard unit for capacitance.

## Related Terms

parallel capacitor calculator |

parallel capacitor formula |

how to calculate parallel capacitor |

parallel plate capacitor formula |

parallel plate capacitor calculator |

capacitance formula in series |

parallel plate capacitor equation |

capacitor in series formula |

capacitance formula parallel plate |

parallel capacitance formula |

total capacitance formula |

how to calculate capacitance in series |

total capacitance calculator |

parallel capacitance calculator |

capacitance in series calculator |

how to calculate total capacitance |

plate capacitor calculator |

capacitors in parallel equation |

how to find total capacitance |

capacitor in series and parallel formula |

how to calculate capacitance in parallel |

parallel plate capacitance calculator |

capacitance formula in parallel |

capacitance formula series |

how to find capacitance in series |

how to find equivalent capacitance in a complex circuit |

formula of capacitance in series |

parallel rc circuit calculator |

formula for capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor |

parallel rc filter calculator |

capacitor formula in parallel |

capacitor series parallel calculator |

capacitor in series and parallel combination formula |

calculate the capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor |

capacitance formula in series and parallel |

rc series circuit calculator |

capacitor formula in series and parallel |

capacitance of parallel plate capacitor formula |

equivalent capacitance in parallel formula |

plate capacitor formula |

parallel rc circuit formula |

series combination of capacitor formula |

capacitance equation parallel plate |

capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor formula |

equation for parallel plate capacitor |

calculating capacitors in series |

how to calculate total capacitance in series |

capacitor series parallel formula |

parallel plate capacitance equation |

capacitor series and parallel calculator |

formula of capacitance of parallel plate capacitor |

how to calculate capacitors in parallel |

how to calculate parallel capacitance |

equivalent capacitance in series formula |

total capacitance in series calculator |

formula of capacitor in parallel |

capacitance formula for parallel plates |

parallel rc calculator |

find total capacitance |

how to calculate capacitance in series and parallel |

caps in parallel calculator |

how to calculate equivalent capacitance in series |

how to find capacitance in parallel |

capacitor connected in parallel formula |

series and parallel capacitor calculator |

total capacitance in series formula |

parallel plate formula |

equation for capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor |

calculate total capacitance in series |

how to find total capacitance in a parallel circuit |

formula for parallel capacitance |

capacitance parallel calculator |

resistor and capacitor in parallel calculator |

how to calculate total capacitance in series and parallel circuit |

total capacitance formula in parallel |

how to determine if capacitors are in series or parallel |

capacitance parallel plate formula |

formula for capacitance of parallel plate capacitor |

how to calculate total capacitance in a series circuit |

how to find capacitance in series and parallel |

2 capacitors in parallel calculator |

finding capacitance in series and parallel |

how to find the equivalent capacitance of a circuit |

adding capacitors in parallel calculator |