# Inductors in Parallel

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When two inductors are in parallel they can be combined into a single equivalent inductor using the equation:
\(L_{eq} = \frac{L_1 L_2}{L_1 + L_2}\)

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Combining inductors in parallel lowers the equivalent inductance.

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If you have many inductors in parallel a simpler equation for the equivalent inductance is:
\(L_{eq} = \frac{1}{\frac{1}{L_1} + \frac{1}{L_2} + \frac{1}{L_3} + ...}\)

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