Enter a value in farads below to convert to another unit of capacitance.

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A farad is a unit used to measure capacitance.

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.

## How Much Is a Farad?

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.[1] 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.

To convert farads to another unit of capacitance, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[2]

You can find the conversion factors for farads in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the capacitance measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

farads × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

Common farad values and equivalent imperial and metric capacitance measurements
1 F 1,000 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 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 mF 20,000,000 μF 20,000,000,000 nF 20,000,000,000,000 pF 0.00000002 abF 17,975,104,480,295 stF

You can also convert capacitance using one of our farad converters below.

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## References

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf
2. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

## Other Capacitance Units

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