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#

 Unit Symbol Symbol(plain text) Value Notes yottafarad Show source$YF$ YF 1×10-24 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One yottafarad is equal to septylion of farads: $1\ YF= 10^{24}\ F$ zettafarad Show source$ZF$ ZF 1×10-21 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One zettafarad is equal to sextillion of farads: $1\ ZF= 10^{21}\ F$ exafarad Show source$EF$ EF 1×10-18 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One exafarad is equal to quintillion of farads: $1\ EF= 10^{18}\ F$ petafarad Show source$PF$ PF 1×10-15 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One petafarad is equal to quadrillion of farads: $1\ PF= 10^{15}\ F$ terafarad Show source$TF$ TF 1×10-12 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One terafarad is equal to trillion of farads: $1\ TF= 10^{12}\ F$ gigafarad Show source$GF$ GF 1×10-9 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One gigafarad is equal to billion of farads: $1\ GF= 10^{9}\ F$ megafarad Show source$MF$ MF 0.000001 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One megafarad is equal to million of farads: $1\ MF=1000000\ F= 10^{6}\ F$ kilofarad Show source$kF$ kF 0.001 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One kilofarad is equal to thausand of farads: $1\ kF=1000\ F= 10^{3}\ F$ hektofarad Show source$hF$ hF 0.01 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One hektofarad is equal to hundred of farads: $1\ hF=100\ F= 10^{2}\ F$ farad Show source$F$ F 1 The 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).$1\ F = \frac{1\ C}{1\ V}$ decifarad Show source$dF$ dF 10 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One decifarad is equal to one tenth of farad: $1\ dF=0.1\ F= 10^{-1}\ F$ centifarad Show source$cF$ cF 100 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One centifarad is equal to one hundredth of farad: $1\ cF=0.01\ F= 10^{-2}\ F$ milifarad Show source$mF$ mF 1000 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One milifarad is equal to one thousandth of farad: $1\ mF=0.001\ F= 10^{-3}\ F$ microfarad Show source$\mu F$ µF 1000000 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One microfarad is equal to one millionth of farad: $1\ \mu F=0.000001\ F= 10^{-6}\ F$ nanofarad Show source$nF$ nF 1000000000 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One nanofarad is equal to one billionth of farad: $1\ nF= 10^{-9}\ F$ pikofarad Show source$pF$ pF 1×1012 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One pikofarad is equal to one trillionth of farad: $1\ pF= 10^{-12}\ F$ femtofarad Show source$fF$ fF 1×1015 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One femtofarad is equal to one quadrillionth of farad: $1\ fF= 10^{-15}\ F$ attofarad Show source$aF$ aF 1×1018 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One attofarad is equal to one quintillionth of farad: $1\ aF= 10^{-18}\ F$ zeptofarad Show source$zF$ zF 1×1021 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One zeptofarad is equal to one sextillionth of farad: $1\ zF= 10^{-21}\ F$ yoctofarad Show source$yF$ yF 1×1024 Derived electrical capacitance unit in SI system. One yoctofarad is equal to one septillionth of farad: $1\ yF= 10^{-24}\ F$

# CGS units (centimetre-gram-second)#

 Unit Symbol Symbol(plain text) Value Notes stat (ESU) Show source$statF$ statF 1.112650056×10-12 Historical electrical capacitance unit in ESU (Electrostatic units), which is variation of CGS system created to handle electric units.$1\ statF = \frac{statC}{statV} = \dfrac{\sqrt{g \cdot cm^3} / s}{\sqrt{g \cdot cm} / s} = 1\ cm = \frac{1}{c^2} \cdot 10^9\ F$ ab (EMU) Show source$abF$ abF 1000000000 Historical electrical capacitance unit in EMU (Electromagnetic units), which is variation of CGS system created to handle electromagnetic units.$1\ abF = \frac{abC}{abV} = \frac{c \cdot statC}{\frac{1}{c} \cdot abV} = c^2 \cdot \frac{statC}{statV} = c^2 \cdot statF = 10^9\ F$

# Some facts#

• Electrical capacitance is a physical quantity equal to the ratio of the charge accumulated on the conductor to its potential:
$C = \frac{q}{\phi}$
where:
• C - electrical capacity of the conductor (from ang. capacitance),
• q - electric charge accumulated on the conductor,
• $\phi$ - 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:
$C = \frac{q_A}{\phi_B - \phi_A} = \frac{-q_B}{\phi_B - \phi_A} = \frac{q_A}{U_{AB}} = \frac{-q_B}{U_{AB}} = \frac{Q}{U_{AB}}$
where:
• C - electrical capacitance of a conductor consisting of two connected conductors A and B (e.g. two capacitor covers),
• $q_A$ - a charge of the first conductor,
• $q_B$ - charge of the second conductor,
• $Q$ - value of charge accumulated on each of the conductors (omitting the sign),
• $\phi_A$ - electric potential of the first conductor,
• $\phi_B$ - electrical potential of the second conductor,
• $U_{AB}$ - 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):
$1\ F = \frac{1\ c}{1\ V}$

# 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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