Farad (F)

Farad is the unit of capacitance. It is named after Michael Faraday.

The farad measures how much electric charge is accumulated on the capacitor.

1 farad is the capacitance of a capacitor that has charge of 1 coulomb when applied voltage drop of 1 volt.

1F = 1C / 1V

Table of capacitance values in Farad

name symbol conversion example
picofarad pF 1pF=10-12F C=10pF
nanofarad nF 1nF=10-9F C=10nF
microfarad μF 1μF=10-6F C=10μF
millifarad mF 1mF=10-3F C=10mF
farad F   C=10F
kilofarad kF 1kF=103F C=10kF
megafarad MF 1MF=106F C=10MF

Picofarad (pF) to Farad (F) conversion

The capacitance C in farad (F) is equal to the capacitance C in picofarad (pF) times 10-12:

C(F) = C(pF) × 10-12

Example - convert 30pF to farad:

C(F) = 30 pF × 10-12 = 30×10-12 F

Nanofarad (nF) to Farad (F) conversion

The capacitance C in farad (F) is equal to the capacitance C in nanofarad (nF) times 10-9:

C(F) = C(nF) × 10-9

Example - convert 5nF to farad:

C(F) = 5 nF × 10-9 = 5×10-9 F

Microfarad (μF) to Farad (F) conversion

The capacitance C in farad (F) is equal to the capacitance C in microfarad (μF) times 10-6:

C(F) = C(μF) × 10-6

Example - convert 30μF to farad:

C(F) = 30 μF × 10-6 = 30×10-6 F = 0.00003 F

 


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