The farad is a unit used to measure capacitance. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about farads.
Farad Conversion Calculators
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Farad Definition and Usage
The farad is defined as the capacitance of a capacitor that has a potential difference of one volt when charged by one coulomb of electricity. The farad is considered to be a very large capacitance value, and multiples of the farad are commonly used to measure capacitance in practical applications, though the farad is still used in some applications.
The farad is the SI derived unit for capacitance in the metric system. Farads can be abbreviated as F, for example 1 farad can be written as 1 F.
Background and Origin
The farad was named in honor of British scientist Michael Faraday, and the term "farad" was initially proposed as a unit of electric charge, but later was redefined as a unit of capacitance. The initial unit of electric charge was later renamed as the faraday when the farad was changed to a unit of capacitance. The farad was officially adopted as the unit of capacitance in 1881.
Farads Measurement Conversion Table
|1 F||1,000,000 μF||1,000,000,000 nF||1,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000001 abF||898,755,224,015 stF|
|2 F||2,000,000 μF||2,000,000,000 nF||2,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000002 abF||1,797,510,448,030 stF|
|3 F||3,000,000 μF||3,000,000,000 nF||3,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000003 abF||2,696,265,672,044 stF|
|4 F||4,000,000 μF||4,000,000,000 nF||4,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000004 abF||3,595,020,896,059 stF|
|5 F||5,000,000 μF||5,000,000,000 nF||5,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000005 abF||4,493,776,120,074 stF|
|6 F||6,000,000 μF||6,000,000,000 nF||6,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000006 abF||5,392,531,344,088 stF|
|7 F||7,000,000 μF||7,000,000,000 nF||7,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000007 abF||6,291,286,568,103 stF|
|8 F||8,000,000 μF||8,000,000,000 nF||8,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000008 abF||7,190,041,792,118 stF|
|9 F||9,000,000 μF||9,000,000,000 nF||9,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000009 abF||8,088,797,016,133 stF|
|10 F||10,000,000 μF||10,000,000,000 nF||10,000,000,000,000 pF||0.00000001 abF||8,987,552,240,147 stF|
|11 F||11,000,000 μF||11,000,000,000 nF||11,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000011 abF||9,886,307,464,162 stF|
|12 F||12,000,000 μF||12,000,000,000 nF||12,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000012 abF||10,785,062,688,177 stF|
|13 F||13,000,000 μF||13,000,000,000 nF||13,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000013 abF||11,683,817,912,192 stF|
|14 F||14,000,000 μF||14,000,000,000 nF||14,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000014 abF||12,582,573,136,206 stF|
|15 F||15,000,000 μF||15,000,000,000 nF||15,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000015 abF||13,481,328,360,221 stF|
|16 F||16,000,000 μF||16,000,000,000 nF||16,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000016 abF||14,380,083,584,236 stF|
|17 F||17,000,000 μF||17,000,000,000 nF||17,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000017 abF||15,278,838,808,251 stF|
|18 F||18,000,000 μF||18,000,000,000 nF||18,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000018 abF||16,177,594,032,265 stF|
|19 F||19,000,000 μF||19,000,000,000 nF||19,000,000,000,000 pF||0.000000019 abF||17,076,349,256,280 stF|
|20 F||20,000,000 μF||20,000,000,000 nF||20,000,000,000,000 pF||0.00000002 abF||17,975,104,480,295 stF|
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- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf