**Capacitor Conversions**

**How do I convert from nF to uF, etc.? **

Capacitor values can sometimes be a bit confusing, because of different labeling conventions. Following is a table showing the relationships between the most commonly used capacitor suffixes.pF = picofarads = 1*10In order to convert from one to the other, the following multiplication factors apply:^{-12}Farads

nF = nanofarads = 1*10^{-9}Farads

uF = microfarads = 1* 10^{-6}Farads

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^{-3} |
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^{-6} |
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^{3} |
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^{-3} |
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^{6} |
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^{3} |

Example - nF to uF: If you have a 2.2nF capacitor (sometimes labeled "2n2") and want to know the value in uF, multiply by 1*10^{-3 }as follows:2.2nF *(1*10Example - uF to nF: If you have a 0.01uF capacitor and want to know the value in nF, multiply by 1*10^{-3}) = 0.0022uF

Note that multiplying by 10^{-3}is the same as moving the decimal point three places to the left.^{3 }, or 1000, as follows:0.01uF *(1*10^{3}) = 10nF

Note that multiplying by 10^{3}is the same as moving the decimal point three places to the right.

Example - uF to pF: If you have a 0.001uF capacitor and want to know the value in pF, multiply by 1*10^{6 }as follows:0.001uF *(1*10Example - pF to uF: If you have a 2200pF capacitor and want to know the value in uF, multiply by 1*10^{6}) = 1000pF

Note that multiplying by 10^{6}is the same as moving the decimal point six places to the right.^{-6 }as follows:2200pF *(1*10Example - pF to nF: If you have a 1000pF capacitor and want to know the value in nF, multiply by 1*10^{-6}) = 0.0022uF

Note that multiplying by 10^{-6}is the same as moving the decimal point six places to the left.^{-3 }as follows:1000pF *(1*10^{-3}) = 1nF

Note that multiplying by 10^{-3}is the same as moving the decimal point three places to the left.

*Revised 02/18/14*