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Old 04-13-2012, 05:33 PM
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Question Capacitor question

If a part in the circuit is saying 100n is that 100pF?

1n would be 1.0uF, right?

opps answered my own question it's 0.1uF

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Hello,

A capacitor of 100n will be 100 nF or 0.1 μF
A capacitor of 1n will be 1 nF or 1000 pF

See here for the complete list of siprefixes:
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You can just let google do the conversion for you. Type in, for example, "100 nanofarad to microfarad" in the search box and it will output "100 nanofarads = 0.1 microfarads".
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You can just let google do the conversion for you. Type in, for example, "100 nanofarad to microfarad" in the search box and it will output "100 nanofarads = 0.1 microfarads".

Oh cool I did not know about that!
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Oh cool I did not know about that!
Yep, it is cool, but it's even cooler to learn it by heart because one day Google may not be there to hold your hand!
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Yep, it is cool, but it's even cooler to learn it by heart because one day Google may not be there to hold your hand!
A hardly likely event considering the insiders want even tighter control of the company according to recent news.
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