This tool will help you accurately calculate conduit bend measurements for your electrical installations.

## How to Use the Conduit Bend Calculator

This calculator helps you determine the total length of conduit needed to make a specific bend angle with a given bend radius and distance between bends.

- Enter the angle in degrees you want to bend the conduit.
- Input the bend radius in inches. This is usually provided by the conduit bender specifications.
- Input the distance between bends in inches. This is the straight section length between two bends.
- Click the “Calculate” button to get the total length of conduit needed for the bend.

## How the Calculator Works

The calculator uses simple trigonometry to calculate the adjustments needed for the given bend angle and radius.

- Converts the bend angle from degrees to radians.
- Applies a correction factor based on the cosine of half the bend angle.
- Calculates the bender gain, which is the effective extra length added due to bending.
- Adds the bender gain to the specified distance between bends to get the total distance of conduit required.

## Calculator Limitations

1. The calculation assumes the bend is a smooth, ideal bend without any deformation.

2. Assumes that all inputs are in the same units, specifically inches for this calculator.

3. The accuracy of the results depends on the precision of the input values.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Degree of Bend

Enter the distance between the bends and the conduit size to determine the degree of bend required. This use case helps electricians quickly and accurately calculate the degree for bending conduits in various projects.

### Calculate Center to Center Distance

By providing the degree of bend and the conduit size, you can find the recommended center to center distance for accurate bends. This feature saves time and eliminates guesswork when laying out conduits on-site.

### Determine Take-up of Conduit

Input the degree of bend and distance between bends to calculate the take-up length for the conduit. This use case guarantees precision in measuring the length of conduit needed for bends, reducing material wastage.

### Calculate Stub Height

Enter the degree of bend and the size of the conduit to determine the height of the stub needed. This feature is essential in ensuring the correct stub height for conduits, preventing errors during installation.

### Calculate Stub Distance

Provide the degree of bend and conduit size to find the distance required for the stub. This calculation is crucial for accurate placement of stubs on conduits, promoting efficiency in electrical installations.

### Convert Between Multipliers

Convert between the multiplier and the angle of bend to facilitate easier calculations. This functionality simplifies the process of switching between the multiplier and angle measurements in conduit bending tasks.

### Calculate Conduit Travel

Input the degree of bend, conduit size, and distance between bends to find the total conduit travel. This use case aids electricians in accurately estimating the length of conduit required for bending, ensuring optimal results.

### Determine Gain in Conduit Length

By specifying the degree of bend and the size of the conduit, you can calculate the gain in conduit length after bending. This feature helps in planning for the additional length needed for bends in conduit installations.

### Calculate Conduit Shrinkage

Provide the degree of bend and conduit size to determine the amount of shrinkage that occurs during bending. This use case assists in compensating for conduit shrinkage, leading to precise measurements in electrical projects.

### Calculate Springback Compensation

Input the degree of bend, conduit size, and springback factor to calculate the compensation needed. This feature ensures accurate bending by accounting for springback, resulting in correctly bent conduits for installation.