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#1
04-13-2012, 05:33 PM
 1-3-2-4 Senior Member Join Date: Dec 2008 Location: Connecticut, USA Posts: 194
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

Last edited by 1-3-2-4; 04-13-2012 at 05:39 PM.
#2
04-13-2012, 05:38 PM
 bertus Administrator Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: Amsterdam,Holland (GMT + 1) Posts: 12,286

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:
http://www.simetric.co.uk/siprefix.htm

Bertus
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#3
04-13-2012, 05:41 PM
 letsbully Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: United States Posts: 34

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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04-13-2012, 05:44 PM
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by letsbully 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!
#5
04-13-2012, 07:23 PM
 P-MONKE Member Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 83

Quote:
 Originally Posted by 1-3-2-4 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!
#6
04-13-2012, 10:32 PM
 letsbully Junior Member Join Date: Mar 2012 Location: United States Posts: 34

Quote:
 Originally Posted by P-MONKE 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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