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

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  1. kinetical

    kinetical Guest


    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?

    Thanks for your help,

  2. Ecnerwal

    Ecnerwal Guest

    no. that would be 0.10nF

    Your chart:
    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 BC

    D from BC Guest

    Type this in Google to get an answer:
    100 picofarads to microfarads

    Yes Google can do this for yah...

    Wikipedia probably has a metric chart..

    I know Tera to Femto :p
    D from BC
  4. Jamie

    Jamie Guest

    100 PF = .000100Uf
  5. 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. Eeyore

    Eeyore Guest

    You mean 0.000100 uF !

    You should *NEVER* have a leading decimal point.

  7. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest


    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

  8. kinetical

    kinetical Guest

    Thanks so much everybody!

    That helps a lot.

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