# Capacitor value ?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by nikki81, Feb 23, 2013.

1. ### nikki81

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Is 0.1 MFD the same as 100nF ?

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Oct 14, 2012
yes it is

3. ### duke37

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No, but 0.1microF is.

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Feb 23, 2013
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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Jul 16, 2012
The diagram I'm following states a 0.1 MFD cap

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Feb 23, 2013
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

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