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  1. nikki81

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    Is 0.1 MFD the same as 100nF ?
     
  2. pwdixon

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    yes it is
     
  3. duke37

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    No, but 0.1microF is.
     
  4. BlinkingLeds

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    mFD is milifarad if you mean microfarad you should write uF. (0.1uF = 100nF)

    If you wish to replace a capacitor in a circuit you should also watch the voltage rating.

    1F = 1000mF
    1mF = 1000uF
    1uF = 1000nF (nanofarad)
    1nf = 1000pF (picofarad)

    Hope that helps.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2013
  5. nikki81

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    The diagram I'm following states a 0.1 MFD cap
     
  6. BlinkingLeds

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    Then this must be an 100uf capacitor.
     
  7. BobK

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    MFD was often used in ancient times to mean microfarad. Millifarads would be mF. MF would be megafarads.

    Bob
     
  8. pwdixon

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    Glad I'm not losing it completely, for a minute there I was doubting myself. I am pretty old but I hadn't thought of myself as ancient.
     
  9. BobK

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    If it helps, I am that ancient also!

    Bob
     
  10. nikki81

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