Enter up to 5 different currents (amps) into the calculator to determine the Total Parallel Current. 

Total Parallel Current Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Total Parallel Current. 

Ip = SUM ( Ix)

  • Where Ip is the Total Parallel Current (amps)
  • Ix is the 5 different currents (amps) 

How to Calculate Total Parallel Current?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Total Parallel Current.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the up to 5 different currents (amps). In this example, the up to 5 different currents (amps) is measured to be 12,6,2,6.
  2. Finally, calculate the Total Parallel Current using the formula above: 

Ip = SUM ( Ix)

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Ip = SUM ( 12,6,2,6) 26= (amps)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are:

up to 5 different currents (amps) = 50,1,5,3

Entering these values into the formula above gives : 

Ip = SUM ( Ix) = 59 (amps)