# How can I calculate capacitors in parallel?

##### 1 Answer
Jun 2, 2014

C=C_1+C_2+…

The total capacitance of any parallel combination is always greater than the value of the largest individual capacitor in the arrangement.

You can imagine that for a parallel combination what has essentially happened is that the size of the plates has been increased.

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