This calculator determines the total effective resistance of any number of resistors in parallel.

Enter the resistor values separated by commas.

**Parallel Resistance Formula**

**R _{total} = (1/R_{1} + 1/R_{2} + 1/R_{3 }+…. + 1/R_{n})^{-1}**

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**Example Calculation**

Consider four resistors in parallel: 1 Ω, 6 Ω, 15 Ω and 100 Ω. The total effective resistance is 0.80 Ω.

If you have two resistors – one large and the other small in parallel, the effective resistance is closer to the smaller value. Take for instance 1 Ω and 100 Ω in parallel. The effective resistance is 0.99 ≈ 1 Ω.

**Related Calculators**

- Total Resistance Calculator – gives the effective resistance for a combination of series and parallel resistors.
- Series Resistance Calculator