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)

To calculate the parallel current, sum each individual current in the circuit.

## 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)