Inductors in Parallel


Components of an electrical circuit or electronic circuit can be connected in many different ways. The two simplest of these are called series and parallel and occur very frequently. Components connected in series are connected along a single path, so the same current flows through all of the components.Components connected in parallel are connected so the same voltage is applied to each component.

A circuit composed solely of components connected in parallel is known as a parallel circuit.
In a parallel circuit, the voltage across each of the components is the same, and the total current is the sum of the currents through each component.

Inductors follow the same law, in that the total inductance of non-coupled inductors in parallel is equal to the reciprocal of the sum of the reciprocals of their individual inductances, as shown.

Related formulas


Ltotaltotal inductance (henry)
L1inductance (henry)
L2inductance (henry)
L3inductance (henry)
L4inductance (henry)
L5inductance (henry)
L6inductance (henry)