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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.

**“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

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.

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

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.)

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.

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

- For free space,
**k=1** - 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.

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

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.

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

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) |

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