Electrical capacitance units converter
Converts electrical capacitance value from one unit to another e.g. from farads (F) to microfarads (µF) or vice versa.

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SI#

UnitSymbolSymbol
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ValueNotes
yottafaradShow sourceYFYFYF1×10-24Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One yottafarad is equal to septylion of farads: 1 YF=1024 F1\ YF= 10^{24}\ F
zettafaradShow sourceZFZFZF1×10-21Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One zettafarad is equal to sextillion of farads: 1 ZF=1021 F1\ ZF= 10^{21}\ F
exafaradShow sourceEFEFEF1×10-18Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One exafarad is equal to quintillion of farads: 1 EF=1018 F1\ EF= 10^{18}\ F
petafaradShow sourcePFPFPF1×10-15Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One petafarad is equal to quadrillion of farads: 1 PF=1015 F1\ PF= 10^{15}\ F
terafaradShow sourceTFTFTF1×10-12Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One terafarad is equal to trillion of farads: 1 TF=1012 F1\ TF= 10^{12}\ F
gigafaradShow sourceGFGFGF1×10-9Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One gigafarad is equal to billion of farads: 1 GF=109 F1\ GF= 10^{9}\ F
megafaradShow sourceMFMFMF0.000001Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One megafarad is equal to million of farads: 1 MF=1000000 F=106 F1\ MF=1000000\ F= 10^{6}\ F
kilofaradShow sourcekFkFkF0.001Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One kilofarad is equal to thausand of farads: 1 kF=1000 F=103 F1\ kF=1000\ F= 10^{3}\ F
hektofaradShow sourcehFhFhF0.01Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One hektofarad is equal to hundred of farads: 1 hF=100 F=102 F1\ hF=100\ F= 10^{2}\ F
faradShow sourceFFF1The basic electrical capacitance unit in the SI system. One farad corresponds to the capacitance of the conductor, which increase potential by one volt (1 V) after providing one coulomb charge (1 C).1 F=1 C1 V1\ F = \frac{1\ C}{1\ V}
decifaradShow sourcedFdFdF10Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One decifarad is equal to one tenth of farad: 1 dF=0.1 F=101 F1\ dF=0.1\ F= 10^{-1}\ F
centifaradShow sourcecFcFcF100Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One centifarad is equal to one hundredth of farad: 1 cF=0.01 F=102 F1\ cF=0.01\ F= 10^{-2}\ F
milifaradShow sourcemFmFmF1000Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One milifarad is equal to one thousandth of farad: 1 mF=0.001 F=103 F1\ mF=0.001\ F= 10^{-3}\ F
microfaradShow sourceμF\mu FµF1000000Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One microfarad is equal to one millionth of farad: 1 μF=0.000001 F=106 F1\ \mu F=0.000001\ F= 10^{-6}\ F
nanofaradShow sourcenFnFnF1000000000Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One nanofarad is equal to one billionth of farad: 1 nF=109 F1\ nF= 10^{-9}\ F
pikofaradShow sourcepFpFpF1×1012Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One pikofarad is equal to one trillionth of farad: 1 pF=1012 F1\ pF= 10^{-12}\ F
femtofaradShow sourcefFfFfF1×1015Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One femtofarad is equal to one quadrillionth of farad: 1 fF=1015 F1\ fF= 10^{-15}\ F
attofaradShow sourceaFaFaF1×1018Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One attofarad is equal to one quintillionth of farad: 1 aF=1018 F1\ aF= 10^{-18}\ F
zeptofaradShow sourcezFzFzF1×1021Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One zeptofarad is equal to one sextillionth of farad: 1 zF=1021 F1\ zF= 10^{-21}\ F
yoctofaradShow sourceyFyFyF1×1024Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One yoctofarad is equal to one septillionth of farad: 1 yF=1024 F1\ yF= 10^{-24}\ F

CGS units (centimetre-gram-second)#

UnitSymbolSymbol
(plain text)
ValueNotes
stat (ESU)Show sourcestatFstatFstatF1.112650056×10-12Historical electrical capacitance unit in ESU (Electrostatic units), which is variation of CGS system created to handle electric units.1 statF=statCstatV=gcm3/sgcm/s=1 cm=1c2109 F1\ statF = \frac{statC}{statV} = \dfrac{\sqrt{g \cdot cm^3} / s}{\sqrt{g \cdot cm} / s} = 1\ cm = \frac{1}{c^2} \cdot 10^9\ F
ab (EMU)Show sourceabFabFabF1000000000Historical electrical capacitance unit in EMU (Electromagnetic units), which is variation of CGS system created to handle electromagnetic units.1 abF=abCabV=cstatC1cabV=c2statCstatV=c2statF=109 F1\ abF = \frac{abC}{abV} = \frac{c \cdot statC}{\frac{1}{c} \cdot abV} = c^2 \cdot \frac{statC}{statV} = c^2 \cdot statF = 10^9\ F

Some facts#

  • Electrical capacitance is a physical quantity equal to the ratio of the charge accumulated on the conductor to its potential:
    C=qϕC = \frac{q}{\phi}
    where:
    • C - electrical capacity of the conductor (from ang. capacitance),
    • q - electric charge accumulated on the conductor,
    • ϕ\phi - electrical potential of the conductor.
  • Capacitance answers the question "what charge will accumulate on the conductor if we put it in electrical potential".
  • Because in practice we measure the potential difference, in everyday life (e.g. when determining the capacitor capacitance) it is more practical to define the capacitance of two conductors with the known potential difference between them:
    C=qAϕBϕA=qBϕBϕA=qAUAB=qBUAB=QUABC = \frac{q_A}{\phi_B - \phi_A} = \frac{-q_B}{\phi_B - \phi_A} = \frac{q_A}{U_{AB}} = \frac{-q_B}{U_{AB}} = \frac{Q}{U_{AB}}
    where:
    • C - electrical capacitance of a conductor consisting of two connected conductors A and B (e.g. two capacitor covers),
    • qAq_A - a charge of the first conductor,
    • qBq_B - charge of the second conductor,
    • QQ - value of charge accumulated on each of the conductors (omitting the sign),
    • ϕA\phi_A - electric potential of the first conductor,
    • ϕB\phi_B - electrical potential of the second conductor,
    • UABU_{AB} - potential difference of the first and second conductors (electric voltage).
  • Electrical capacitance is a scalar quantity. This means that it is sufficient to give single number (scalar) to determine the capacitance.
  • The basic unit of electrical capacitance in the SI system is one farad (1 F). One farad corresponds to a conductor on which after applying the potential of one volt (1 V) accumulates the charge of one coulomb (1 c):
    1 F=1 c1 V1\ F = \frac{1\ c}{1\ V}

How to convert#

  • Enter the number to field "value" - enter the NUMBER only, no other words, symbols or unit names. You can use dot (.) or comma (,) to enter fractions.
    Examples:
    • 1000000
    • 123,23
    • 999.99999
  • Find and select your starting unit in field "unit". Some unit calculators have huge number of different units to select from - it's just how complicated our world is...
  • And... you got the result in the table below. You'll find several results for many different units - we show you all results we know at once. Just find the one you're looking for.

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