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: C_{T} = C_{1} + C_{2} + C_{3} Series Capacitance Math: 1/C_{T} = 1/C_{1} + 1/C_{2} + 1/C_{3} |
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 | 35 |
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: C_{T} = C_{1} + C_{2} + C_{3} Series Capacitance Math: 1/C_{T} = 1/C_{1} + 1/C_{2} + 1/C_{3} |
J | ± 5% | ||
8 | 0.01 | K | ± 10% | |
9 | 0.1 | M | ± 20% |
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 |
nano-farad |
micro-farad |
capacitance |
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 |