# am I using the right capacitor?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by kinetical, Jun 12, 2007.

1. ### kineticalGuest

Hi,

I'm an artist trying to build some electrodes right now, and I'm not
sure if I have the right capacitors. Is the 100pf equal to .1 uf?

And is the 10nf equal to .01 uf?

Is there some kind of chart I can refer to?

Tracy

2. ### EcnerwalGuest

no. that would be 0.10nF
yes.

Same | Same

u = micro = 10e-6 1 uF 0.000001 uF

n = nano = 10e-9 1,000 nF 0.001 nF

p = pico = 10e-12 1,000,000 pF 1 pF

3. ### D from BCGuest

Yes Google can do this for yah...

Wikipedia probably has a metric chart..

I know Tera to Femto
D from BC

4. ### JamieGuest

100 PF = .000100Uf

5. ### John PopelishGuest

micro (u) means 1 millionth or times .000,001
(with comma just breaking up the numbers into groups of 3
for easier counting)

nano means 1 billionth or times .000,000,001

pico means 1 trillionth or times .000,000,000,001

1000 pf = 1 nF

1000 nF = 1 uF.

6. ### EeyoreGuest

You mean 0.000100 uF !

You should *NEVER* have a leading decimal point.

Graham

7. ### Rich GriseGuest

OOPs?

u = micro = 10e-6 1 uF = 0.000001 F

n = nano = 10e-9 1 nF = 0.000000001 F

p = pico = 10e-12 1 pF = 0.000000000001 F

Cheers!
Rich

8. ### kineticalGuest

Thanks so much everybody!

That helps a lot.

Tracy