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# Capacitance Calculator

Enter the value of area, permittivity, and distance to get the overall capacitance of the capacitor through this tool.

F/m

The capacitance calculator will calculate capacitance of any kind of capacitor. Check how changing the distance between plates increases or decreases capacitance accordingly. Get results in other related units as well.

## What Is Capacitance?

“It is the ability of a capacitor to store charge”

The capacitance of a capacitor is always dependent on two factors that include:

• Dielectric medium
• Distance between the capacitor plates

## Parallel Plate Capacitor Formula:

Our parallel plate capacitor calculator uses the standard equation to calculate capacitor capacitance. However, if your goal comes up with manual calculations, follow the formula:

Capacitance = ​ε Area / Distance Or C = ε A / s

Where;

ε = 8.854 pF / m

The above permittivity value is the standard that is used used by this capacitor capacitance calculator with no specific capacitance entered.

## How To Find Capacitance?

Basically, capacitance is the ratio of the charge in a capacitor to the voltage across its plates. Let us figure out through an example!

### Statement:

If the area occupied by the capacitor plates is about 125 mm^2 and the separation between plates is about 7 mm, then how to calculate capacitance? (The relative permittivity of space is about 0.000124 F/m.)

#### Solution:

Using the parallel plate capacitance formula:

C = ε A / s

C = (0.000124 F/m * 125 mm^2) / 7mm

C = 0.0155 / 7 C = 0.00221 Farads

Which is the required capacitance at which the parallel plate capacitor will work normally without trouble.

## Working of Capacitance Calculator:

Our calculator requires certain values to calculate capacitance. Let’s explore these ones by one!

Input:

• Enter the values of area, permittivity, and space between plates
• Tap Calculate

Output: The capacitance of a parallel plate capacitor Conversions in other related units of measurement

## Faqs:

### What Is The Value of K In Capacitance?

• For all other media, k>1

To accurately calculate capacitance with any value of k, you may better let this capacitance calculator do all maths for you.

### What Is a Normal Capacitance?

The normal capacitance value ranges typically from 1nF to 1µF.

### What Causes Capacitance To Increase?

The increasing area of the plate is directly proportional to the capacitance. So to get more capacitance value, you need to use a capacitor with a high capacitance value.

### What Causes Negative Capacitance?

When the change introduced in charge changes the voltage value but in the opposite direction, the capacitance will be considered negative.

## Capacitance Conversion Chart:

uF/ MFD nF pF/ MMFD
1uF / MFD 1000nF 1000000pF(MMFD)
0.82uF / MFD 820nF 820000pF (MMFD)
0.8uF / MFD 800nF 800000pF (MMFD)
0.7uF / MFD 700nF 700000pF (MMFD)
0.68uF / MFD 680nF 680000pF (MMFD)
0.6uF / MFD 600nF 600000pF (MMFD)
0.56uF / MFD 560nF 560000pF (MMFD)
0.5uF / MFD 500nF 500000pF (MMFD)
0.47uF / MFD 470nF 470000pF (MMFD)
0.4uF / MFD 400nF 400000pF (MMFD)
0.39uF / MFD 390nF 390000pF (MMFD)
0.33uF / MFD 330nF 330000pF (MMFD)
0.3uF / MFD 300nF 300000pF (MMFD)
0.27uF / MFD 270nF 270000pF (MMFD)
0.25uF / MFD 250nF 250000pF (MMFD)
0.22uF / MFD 220nF 220000pF (MMFD)
0.2uF / MFD 200nF 200000pF (MMFD)
0.18uF / MFD 180nF 180000pF (MMFD)
0.15uF / MFD 150nF 150000pF (MMFD)
0.12uF / MFD 120nF 120000pF (MMFD)
0.1uF / MFD 100nF 100000pF (MMFD)
0.082uF / MFD 82nF 82000pF (MMFD)
0.08uF / MFD 80nF 80000pF (MMFD)
0.07uF / MFD 70nF 70000pF (MMFD)
0.068uF / MFD 68nF 68000pF (MMFD)
0.06uF / MFD 60nF 60000pF (MMFD)
0.056uF / MFD 56nF 56000pF (MMFD)
0.05uF / MFD 50nF 50000pF (MMFD)
0.047uF / MFD 47nF 47000pF (MMFD)
0.04uF / MFD 40nF 40000pF (MMFD)
0.039uF / MFD 39nF 39000pF (MMFD)
0.033uF / MFD 33nF 33000pF (MMFD)
0.03uF / MFD 30nF 30000pF (MMFD)
0.027uF / MFD 27nF 27000pF (MMFD)
0.025uF / MFD 25nF 25000pF (MMFD)
0.022uF / MFD 22nF 22000pF (MMFD)
0.02uF / MFD 20nF 20000pF (MMFD)
0.018uF / MFD 18nF 18000pF (MMFD)
0.015uF / MFD 15nF 15000pF (MMFD)
0.012uF / MFD 12nF 12000pF (MMFD)
0.01uF / MFD 10nF 10000pF (MMFD)
0.0082uF / MFD 8.2nF 8200pF (MMFD)
0.008uF / MFD 8nF 8000pF (MMFD)
0.007uF / MFD 7nF 7000pF (MMFD)
0.0068uF / MFD 6.8nF 6800pF (MMFD)
0.006uF / MFD 6nF 6000pF (MMFD)
0.0056uF / MFD 5.6nF 5600pF (MMFD)
0.005uF / MFD 5nF 5000pF (MMFD)
0.0047uF / MFD 4.7nF 4700pF (MMFD)
0.004uF / MFD 4nF 4000pF (MMFD)
0.0039uF / MFD 3.9nF 3900pF (MMFD)
0.0033uF / MFD 3.3nF 3300pF (MMFD)
0.003uF / MFD 3nF 3000pF (MMFD)
0.0027uF / MFD 2.7nF 2700pF (MMFD)
0.0025uF / MFD 2.5nF 2500pF (MMFD)
0.0022uF / MFD 2.2nF 2200pF (MMFD)
0.002uF / MFD 2nF 2000pF (MMFD)
0.0018uF / MFD 1.8nF 1800pF (MMFD)
0.0015uF / MFD 1.5nF 1500pF (MMFD)
0.0012uF / MFD 1.2nF 1200pF (MMFD)
0.001uF / MFD 1nF 1000pF (MMFD)
0.00082uF / MFD 0.82nF 820pF (MMFD)
0.0008uF / MFD 0.8nF 800pF (MMFD)
0.0007uF / MFD 0.7nF 700pF (MMFD)
0.00068uF / MFD 0.68nF 680pF (MMFD)
0.0006uF / MFD 0.6nF 600pF (MMFD)
0.00056uF / MFD 0.56nF 560pF (MMFD)
0.0005uF / MFD 0.5nF 500pF (MMFD)
0.00047uF / MFD 0.47nF 470pF (MMFD)
0.0004uF / MFD 0.4nF 400pF (MMFD)
0.00039uF / MFD 0.39nF 390pF (MMFD)
0.00033uF / MFD 0.33nF 330pF (MMFD)
0.0003uF / MFD 0.3nF 300pF (MMFD)
0.00027uF / MFD 0.27nF 270pF (MMFD)
0.00025uF / MFD 0.25nF 250pF (MMFD)
0.00022uF / MFD 0.22nF 220pF (MMFD)
0.0002uF / MFD 0.2nF 200pF (MMFD)
0.00018uF / MFD 0.18nF 180pF (MMFD)
0.00015uF / MFD 0.15nF 150pF (MMFD)
0.00012uF / MFD 0.12nF 120pF (MMFD)
0.0001uF / MFD 0.1nF 100pF (MMFD)
0.000082uF / MFD 0.082nF 82pF (MMFD)
0.00008uF / MFD 0.08nF 80pF (MMFD)
0.00007uF / MFD 0.07nF 70pF (MMFD)
0.000068uF / MFD 0.068nF 68pF (MMFD)
0.00006uF / MFD 0.06nF 60pF (MMFD)
0.000056uF / MFD 0.056nF 56pF (MMFD)
0.00005uF / MFD 0.05nF 50pF (MMFD)
0.000047uF / MFD 0.047nF 47pF (MMFD)
0.00004uF / MFD 0.04nF 40pF (MMFD)
0.000039uF / MFD 0.039nF 39pF (MMFD)
0.000033uF / MFD 0.033nF 33pF (MMFD)
0.00003uF / MFD 0.03nF 30pF (MMFD)
0.000027uF / MFD 0.027nF 27pF (MMFD)
0.000025uF / MFD 0.025nF 25pF (MMFD)
0.000022uF / MFD 0.022nF 22pF (MMFD)
0.00002uF / MFD 0.02nF 20pF (MMFD)
0.000018uF / MFD 0.018nF 18pF (MMFD)
0.000015uF / MFD 0.015nF 15pF (MMFD)
0.000012uF / MFD 0.012nF 12pF (MMFD)
0.00001uF / MFD 0.01nF 10pF (MMFD)
0.0000082uF / MFD 0.0082nF 8.2pF (MMFD)
0.000008uF / MFD 0.008nF 8pF (MMFD)
0.000007uF / MFD 0.007nF 7pF (MMFD)
0.0000068uF / MFD 0.0068nF 6.8pF (MMFD)
0.000006uF / MFD 0.006nF 6pF (MMFD)
0.0000056uF / MFD 0.0056nF 5.6pF (MMFD)
0.000005uF / MFD 0.005nF 5pF (MMFD)
0.0000047uF / MFD 0.0047nF 4.7pF (MMFD)
0.000004uF / MFD 0.004nF 4pF (MMFD)
0.0000039uF / MFD 0.0039nF 3.9pF (MMFD)
0.0000033uF / MFD 0.0033nF 3.3pF (MMFD)
0.000003uF / MFD 0.003nF 3pF (MMFD)
0.0000027uF / MFD 0.0027nF 2.7pF (MMFD)
0.0000025uF / MFD 0.0025nF 2.5pF (MMFD)
0.0000022uF / MFD 0.0022nF 2.2pF (MMFD)
0.000002uF / MFD 0.002nF 2pF (MMFD)
0.0000018uF / MFD 0.0018nF 1.8pF (MMFD)
0.0000015uF / MFD 0.0015nF 1.5pF (MMFD)
0.0000012uF / MFD 0.0012nF 1.2pF (MMFD)
0.000001uF / MFD 0.001nF 1pF (MMFD)

## References:

From the source Wikipedia: Capacitance, Self-capacitance, Mutual capacitance, Capacitance matrix, Stray capacitance, Capacitance of conductors with simple shapes, Energy storage From the source Khan Academy: Capacitors and capacitance