Capacitance Calculator

The Capacitance Calculator completes calculations for systems which have between 2 to 30 capacitorsNote 1 and will calculate the:

  1. Capacitance of a system when electric charge and potential difference are given
  2. Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor
  3. Capacitance of a cylindrical-shaped capacitor
  4. Capacitance of a spherical capacitor
  5. Capacitance of a series system of capacitors
  6. Capacitance of a parallel system of capacitors

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Capacitance Calculator Limitations: Medium is considered as homogenous

Capacitance Calculator
Capacitance Calculator Results (detailed calculations and formula below)
The capacitance of a system when electric charge and potential difference are given is F [Farad]
The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor is F [Farad]
The capacitance of a cylindrical shaped capacitor is F [Farad]
The capacitance of a spherical shaped capacitor is F [Farad]
The capacitance of a series combination system of capacitors is F [Farad]
The capacitance of a parallel combination system of capacitors is F [Farad]
Capacitance of the system calculations
C = Q/∆V
C = /
C =
Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor
C = ϵ × ϵ0 × A/d
C = × × /
C = × ×
C =
Capacitance of cylindrical shaped capacitor calculations calculations
CC = 2π × ϵ × ϵ0 × L/lnb/a
CC = (2 × ) × × × /ln/a
CC = × × × L/ln
CC = × × × L/
CC = × × ×
CC =
Capacitance of spherical-shaped capacitor calculations
Csp = 4π × ϵ × ϵ0/1/r - 1/R
Csp = (4 × ) × × /1/ - 1/
Csp = × × / -
Csp = /
Csp =
Capacitance of series combination of capacitors calculations
Cs = 1/
Cs = 1/
Cs = 1/
Cs = 1/
Cs =
Capacitance of a parallel combination of capacitors calculations
Cp =
Cp =
Cp =
Capacitance Calculator Input Values
Electric charge of system (Q) C [Coulomb]
Potential difference between plates (ΔV) V [Volt]
Area of plates (A) m2 [square metres]
Electric constant or vacuum permittivity (ϵ0) C2/N∙m2
Dielectric constant (ϵ)
Distance between the plates of capacitor (d) m [metre]
Length of cylindrical capacitor (L) m [metre]
Base radius of the smaller cylinder (a) m [metre]
Base radius of the larger cylinder (b) m [metre]
Radius of the inner sphere (r) m [metre]
Radius of the outer sphere (R) m [metre]
Archimedes constant (π)
Capacitance of the first capacitor connected in a circuit (C1) F [Farad]
Capacitance of the second capacitor connected in a circuit (C2) F [Farad]

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Capacitance of the system Formula and Calculation

C = Q/∆V

Capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor Formula and Calculation

C = ϵ × ϵ0 × A/d

Capacitance of cylindrical shaped capacitor Formula and Calculation

CC = 2π × ϵ × ϵ0 × L/lnb/a

Capacitance of spherical-shaped capacitor Formula and Calculation

Csp = 4π × ϵ × ϵ0/1/r - 1/R

Capacitance of series combination of capacitors Formula and Calculation

Cs = 1/1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3 ...

Capacitance of a parallel combination of capacitors Formula and Calculation

Cp = C1 + C2...

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