# Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator Parallel Plate Capacitor refers to a capacitor consisting of two parallel metal plates with a dielectric filling the space between them. When there is a potential difference (voltage) across the conductors, a static electric field develops across the dielectric that causes the positive charge to collect on one plate and negative charge on the other plate.
Parallel Plate Capacitor Calculator
 I want to calculate: --Select-- Permittivity Area Separation Distance Capacitance Permittivity: F/m Area: m2 Separation Distance: m Capacitance: F
Formula
Capacitance :
C = εA /S

Permittivity :
ε = Cs/A

Area :
A = Cs/ ε

Separation Distance :
S = εA/C

An electric circuit element that is used to store charge temporarily, consisting in general of two metallic plates separated and insulated from each other by a dielectric. It is also called as condenser.

Example:
Calculate the capacitance for the parallel plate capacitor for the given details.
Permittivity (ε) = 10 F/m
Area (A) = 25 m2
Separation Distance(s) = 20 m

Solution:
Apply formula:
C = εA /S
C = 10*25/20
C = 12.5
Capacitance(C) = 12.5 F

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