Capacitor uF - nF - pF Conversion Chart



To use this table, just read across. For example, 1uF is same 1,000nF or 1,000,000pF.

uF/ MFD nF pF/ MMFD   uF/ MFD nF pF/ MMFD
1uF / MFD 1000nF 1000000pF(MMFD)   0.001uF / MFD 1nF 1000pF(MMFD)
0.82uF / MFD 820nF 820000pF (MMFD)   0.00082uF / MFD 0.82nF 820pF (MMFD)
0.8uF / MFD 800nF 800000pF (MMFD)   0.0008uF / MFD 0.8nF 800pF (MMFD)
0.7uF / MFD 700nF 700000pF (MMFD)   0.0007uF / MFD 0.7nF 700pF (MMFD)
0.68uF / MFD 680nF 680000pF (MMFD)   0.00068uF / MFD 0.68nF 680pF (MMFD)
0.6uF / MFD 600nF 600000pF (MMFD)   0.0006uF / MFD 0.6nF 600pF (MMFD)
0.56uF / MFD 560nF 560000pF (MMFD)   0.00056uF / MFD 0.56nF 560pF (MMFD)
0.5uF / MFD 500nF 500000pF (MMFD)   0.0005uF / MFD 0.5nF 500pF (MMFD)
0.47uF / MFD 470nF 470000pF (MMFD)   0.00047uF / MFD 0.47nF 470pF (MMFD)
0.4uF / MFD 400nF 400000pF (MMFD)   0.0004uF / MFD 0.4nF 400pF (MMFD)
0.39uF / MFD 390nF 390000pF (MMFD)   0.00039uF / MFD 0.39nF 390pF (MMFD)
0.33uF / MFD 330nF 330000pF (MMFD)   0.00033uF / MFD 0.33nF 330pF (MMFD)
0.3uF / MFD 300nF 300000pF (MMFD)   0.0003uF / MFD 0.3nF 300pF (MMFD)
0.27uF / MFD 270nF 270000pF (MMFD)   0.00027uF / MFD 0.27nF 270pF (MMFD)
0.25uF / MFD 250nF 250000pF (MMFD)   0.00025uF / MFD 0.25nF 250pF (MMFD)
0.22uF / MFD 220nF 220000pF (MMFD)   0.00022uF / MFD 0.22nF 220pF (MMFD)
0.2uF / MFD 200nF 200000pF (MMFD)   0.0002uF / MFD 0.2nF 200pF (MMFD)
0.18uF / MFD 180nF 180000pF (MMFD)   0.00018uF / MFD 0.18nF 180pF (MMFD)
0.15uF / MFD 150nF 150000pF (MMFD)   0.00015uF / MFD 0.15nF 150pF (MMFD)
0.12uF / MFD 120nF 120000pF (MMFD)   0.00012uF / MFD 0.12nF 120pF (MMFD)
0.1uF / MFD 100nF 100000pF (MMFD)   0.0001uF / MFD 0.1nF 100pF (MMFD)
0.082uF / MFD 82nF 82000pF (MMFD)   0.000082uF / MFD 0.082nF 82pF (MMFD)
0.08uF / MFD 80nF 80000pF (MMFD)   0.00008uF / MFD 0.08nF 80pF (MMFD)
0.07uF / MFD 70nF 70000pF (MMFD)   0.00007uF / MFD 0.07nF 70pF (MMFD)
0.068uF / MFD 68nF 68000pF (MMFD)   0.000068uF / MFD 0.068nF 68pF (MMFD)
0.06uF / MFD 60nF 60000pF (MMFD)   0.00006uF / MFD 0.06nF 60pF (MMFD)
0.056uF / MFD 56nF 56000pF (MMFD)   0.000056uF / MFD 0.056nF 56pF (MMFD)
0.05uF / MFD 50nF 50000pF (MMFD)   0.00005uF / MFD 0.05nF 50pF (MMFD)
0.047uF / MFD 47nF 47000pF (MMFD)   0.000047uF / MFD 0.047nF 47pF (MMFD)
0.04uF / MFD 40nF 40000pF (MMFD)   0.00004uF / MFD 0.04nF 40pF (MMFD)
0.039uF / MFD 39nF 39000pF (MMFD)   0.000039uF / MFD 0.039nF 39pF (MMFD)
0.033uF / MFD 33nF 33000pF (MMFD)   0.000033uF / MFD 0.033nF 33pF (MMFD)
0.03uF / MFD 30nF 30000pF (MMFD)   0.00003uF / MFD 0.03nF 30pF (MMFD)
0.027uF / MFD 27nF 27000pF (MMFD)   0.000027uF / MFD 0.027nF 27pF (MMFD)
0.025uF / MFD 25nF 25000pF (MMFD)   0.000025uF / MFD 0.025nF 25pF (MMFD)
0.022uF / MFD 22nF 22000pF (MMFD)   0.000022uF / MFD 0.022nF 22pF (MMFD)
0.02uF / MFD 20nF 20000pF (MMFD)   0.00002uF / MFD 0.02nF 20pF (MMFD)
0.018uF / MFD 18nF 18000pF (MMFD)   0.000018uF / MFD 0.018nF 18pF (MMFD)
0.015uF / MFD 15nF 15000pF (MMFD)   0.000015uF / MFD 0.015nF 15pF (MMFD)
0.012uF / MFD 12nF 12000pF (MMFD)   0.000012uF / MFD 0.012nF 12pF (MMFD)
0.01uF / MFD 10nF 10000pF (MMFD)   0.00001uF / MFD 0.01nF 10pF (MMFD)
0.0082uF / MFD 8.2nF 8200pF (MMFD)   0.0000082uF / MFD 0.0082nF 8.2pF (MMFD)
0.008uF / MFD 8nF 8000pF (MMFD)   0.000008uF / MFD 0.008nF 8pF (MMFD)
0.007uF / MFD 7nF 7000pF (MMFD)   0.000007uF / MFD 0.007nF 7pF (MMFD)
0.0068uF / MFD 6.8nF 6800pF (MMFD)   0.0000068uF / MFD 0.0068nF 6.8pF (MMFD)
0.006uF / MFD 6nF 6000pF (MMFD)   0.000006uF / MFD 0.006nF 6pF (MMFD)
0.0056uF / MFD 5.6nF 5600pF (MMFD)   0.0000056uF / MFD 0.0056nF 5.6pF (MMFD)
0.005uF / MFD 5nF 5000pF (MMFD)   0.000005uF / MFD 0.005nF 5pF (MMFD)
0.0047uF / MFD 4.7nF 4700pF (MMFD)   0.0000047uF / MFD 0.0047nF 4.7pF (MMFD)
0.004uF / MFD 4nF 4000pF (MMFD)   0.000004uF / MFD 0.004nF 4pF (MMFD)
0.0039uF / MFD 3.9nF 3900pF (MMFD)   0.0000039uF / MFD 0.0039nF 3.9pF (MMFD)
0.0033uF / MFD 3.3nF 3300pF (MMFD)   0.0000033uF / MFD 0.0033nF 3.3pF (MMFD)
0.003uF / MFD 3nF 3000pF (MMFD)   0.000003uF / MFD 0.003nF 3pF (MMFD)
0.0027uF / MFD 2.7nF 2700pF (MMFD)   0.0000027uF / MFD 0.0027nF 2.7pF (MMFD)
0.0025uF / MFD 2.5nF 2500pF (MMFD)   0.0000025uF / MFD 0.0025nF 2.5pF (MMFD)
0.0022uF / MFD 2.2nF 2200pF (MMFD)   0.0000022uF / MFD 0.0022nF 2.2pF (MMFD)
0.002uF / MFD 2nF 2000pF (MMFD)   0.000002uF / MFD 0.002nF 2pF (MMFD)
0.0018uF / MFD 1.8nF 1800pF (MMFD)   0.0000018uF / MFD 0.0018nF 1.8pF (MMFD)
0.0015uF / MFD 1.5nF 1500pF (MMFD)   0.0000015uF / MFD 0.0015nF 1.5pF (MMFD)
0.0012uF / MFD 1.2nF 1200pF (MMFD)   0.0000012uF / MFD 0.0012nF 1.2pF (MMFD)
0.001uF / MFD 1nF 1000pF (MMFD) . 0.000001uF / MFD 0.001nF 1pF (MMFD)

When reading schematics, repairing radios and buying capacitors, you often must convert between uF, nF and pF.
Paper and electrolytic capacitors are usually expressed in terms of uF (microfarads). Short forms for micro farad include
uF, mfd, MFD, MF and UF. Mica capacitors are usually expressed in terms of pF (micromicrofarads) (picofarads).
Short forms for micromicrofarads include pF, mmfd, MMFD, MMF, uuF and PF. A pF is one-millionth of a uF. In
between a pF and a uF is a nF which is one-one thousands of a uF. Converting back and forth between uF, nF
and pF can be confusing with all those darn decimal points to worry about. Below is a uF - nF- pF conversion chart.
Just print a copy and tape it to your workbench....it will come in handy. Have fun MAKEING

 

Tantalum Capacitor Color Codes
Charts Color Color 1st Figure 2nd Figure Multiplier Voltage
 
  Black
 
0 1 10
  Brown 1 1 10
 
  Red 2 2 100
 
  Orange 3 3
 

 
Parallel Capacitance Math:
    CT = C1 + C2 + C3
Series Capacitance Math:
    1/CT = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3
  Yellow 4 4
 
6.3
  Green 5 5
 
16
  Blue 6 6
 
20

 
  Violet 7 7  
 
  Grey 8 8 0.01 25
White 9 9 0.1 3
  Pink  
 

 
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Mica Capacitor Values
Charts Value Multiplier Letter Tolerance
0 1 B 0.1pF
1 10 C 0.25pF
2 100 D 0.5pF
3 1,000 F 1%
4 10,000 G 2%
5 100,000 H 3%
Parallel Capacitance Math:
    CT = C1 + C2 + C3
Series Capacitance Math:
    1/CT = 1/C1 + 1/C2 + 1/C3

 

 
J 5%
8 0.01 K 10%
9 0.1 M 20%

Capacitor Code Guide

VALUE     TYPE    CODE             VALUE                TYPE              CODE
1.5pF   Ceramic                    1,000pF / .001uF     Ceramic / Mylar    102
3.3pF   Ceramic                    1,500pF / .0015uF    Ceramic / Mylar    152
10pF    Ceramic                    2,000pF / .002uF     Ceramic / Mylar    202
15pF    Ceramic                    2,200pF / .0022uF    Ceramic / Mylar    222
20pF    Ceramic                    4,700pF / .0047uF    Ceramic / Mylar    472
30pF    Ceramic                    5,000pF / .005uF     Ceramic / Mylar    502
33pF    Ceramic                    5,600pF / .0056uF    Ceramic / Mylar    562
47pF    Ceramic                    6,800pF / .0068uF    Ceramic / Mylar    682
56pF    Ceramic                    .01                  Ceramic / Mylar    103
68pF    Ceramic                  .015                Mylar                 
75pF    Ceramic                    .02                  Mylar              203
82pF    Ceramic                    .022                 Mylar              223
91pF    Ceramic                    .033                 Mylar              333
100pF   Ceramic    101             .047                 Mylar              473
120pF   Ceramic    121             .05                  Mylar              503
130pF   Ceramic    131             .056                 Mylar              563
150pF   Ceramic    151             .068                 Mylar              683
180pF   Ceramic    181             .1                   Mylar              104
220pF   Ceramic    221             .2                   Mylar              204
330pF   Ceramic    331             .22                  Mylar              224
470pF   Ceramic    471             .33                  Mylar              334
560pF   Ceramic    561             .47                  Mylar              474
680pF   Ceramic    681             .56                  Mylar              564
750pF   Ceramic    751             1                    Mylar              105
820pF   Ceramic    821             2                    Mylar              205

Usually the first two digits of the code represent part of the value; the third digit corresponds to the number of zeros to be added to the first two digits. This is the value in pf.
 

General Capacitance Code breaker Charts

pico-farad
(pF)

nano-farad
(nF)

micro-farad
(mF,uF or mfd)

capacitance
code

1000 1 or 1n 0.001 102
1500 1.5 or 1n5 0.0015 152
2200 2.2 or 2n2 0.0022 222
3300 3.3 or 3n3 0.0033 332
4700 4.7 or 4n7 0.0047 472
6800 6.8 or 6n8 0.0068 682
10000 10 or 10n 0.01 103
15000 15 or 15n 0.015 153
22000 22 or 22n 0.022 223
33000 33 or 33n 0.033 333
47000 47 or 47n 0.047 473
68000 68 or 68n 0.068 683
100000 100 or 100n 0.1 104
150000 150 or 150n 0.15 154
220000 220 or 220n 0.22 224
330000 330 or 330n 0.33 334
470000 470 or 470n 0.47 474