Coil Inductance Calculator


Use the Coil Inductance Calculator to calculate the inductance of air-cored single-layer solenoid, multi-layer solenoid and flat spiral coils

The formula for calculating the inductance of an air-core single-layer solenoid is:

L= \frac{r^2N^2}{9r+10l}\; \mu H

The formula for calculating the inductance of an air-core multi-layer solenoid is:

L= \frac{0.8(r^2N^2)}{6r+9l+10d}\; \mu H

The formula for calculating the inductance of an air-core flat spiral coil is:

L= \frac{r^2N^2}{8r+11d}\; \mu H

Where
N = Number of turns
r = Coil radius in inches
l = Coil length in inches
d = Winding depth in inches
L = Inductance in microhenrys (μH)

Coil Inductance Calculator Diagram
Coil dimensions for calculating inductance

Using the Coil Inductance Calculator

Coil Geometry: Select the geometry of your coil from the list. You can choose from single-layer solenoid, multi-layer solenoid and flat spiral coil forms

Length: Enter the coil length, measured as depicted in the diagram above

Diameter: Enter the coil diameter, measured as depicted in the diagram above

Depth: Enter the winding depth, as depicted in the diagram. This does not apply to a single-layer solenoid coil

Number Of Turns: Enter the total number of turns

Selecting units: You can choose your preferred units of measurement through selecting the units cells and clicking the downwards pointing arrow to display a list of available options

Learn As You Go: This feature displays a live example of how to perform the calculation using the figures that you enter

Reference: ARRL – The Radio Amateur’s Handbook