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A microfarad is a unit used to measure capacitance.

The microfarad is a multiple of the farad, which is the SI derived unit for capacitance. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for millionths, or 10-6. Microfarads can be abbreviated as μF; for example, 1 microfarad can be written as 1 μF.

### Uses

The microfarad is commonly used to measure capacitance in AC and audio frequency circuits. It is common to find capacitors that are 0.01 µF to 100 µF for use in these circuits.

## How Much Is a Microfarad?

The microfarad is 1/1,000,000 of a farad, which is the capacitance of a capacitor with a potential difference of one volt when it is charged by one coulomb of electricity.

To convert microfarads 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.[1]

You can find the conversion factors for microfarads 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.

microfarads × conversion factor = result

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

Common microfarad values and equivalent imperial and metric capacitance measurements
1 μF 0.000001 F 0.001 mF 1,000 nF 1,000,000 pF 0.000000000000001 abF 898,755 stF
2 μF 0.000002 F 0.002 mF 2,000 nF 2,000,000 pF 0.000000000000002 abF 1,797,510 stF
3 μF 0.000003 F 0.003 mF 3,000 nF 3,000,000 pF 0.000000000000003 abF 2,696,266 stF
4 μF 0.000004 F 0.004 mF 4,000 nF 4,000,000 pF 0.000000000000004 abF 3,595,021 stF
5 μF 0.000005 F 0.005 mF 5,000 nF 5,000,000 pF 0.000000000000005 abF 4,493,776 stF
6 μF 0.000006 F 0.006 mF 6,000 nF 6,000,000 pF 0.000000000000006 abF 5,392,531 stF
7 μF 0.000007 F 0.007 mF 7,000 nF 7,000,000 pF 0.000000000000007 abF 6,291,287 stF
8 μF 0.000008 F 0.008 mF 8,000 nF 8,000,000 pF 0.000000000000008 abF 7,190,042 stF
9 μF 0.000009 F 0.009 mF 9,000 nF 9,000,000 pF 0.000000000000009 abF 8,088,797 stF
10 μF 0.00001 F 0.01 mF 10,000 nF 10,000,000 pF 0.00000000000001 abF 8,987,552 stF
11 μF 0.000011 F 0.011 mF 11,000 nF 11,000,000 pF 0.000000000000011 abF 9,886,307 stF
12 μF 0.000012 F 0.012 mF 12,000 nF 12,000,000 pF 0.000000000000012 abF 10,785,063 stF
13 μF 0.000013 F 0.013 mF 13,000 nF 13,000,000 pF 0.000000000000013 abF 11,683,818 stF
14 μF 0.000014 F 0.014 mF 14,000 nF 14,000,000 pF 0.000000000000014 abF 12,582,573 stF
15 μF 0.000015 F 0.015 mF 15,000 nF 15,000,000 pF 0.000000000000015 abF 13,481,328 stF
16 μF 0.000016 F 0.016 mF 16,000 nF 16,000,000 pF 0.000000000000016 abF 14,380,084 stF
17 μF 0.000017 F 0.017 mF 17,000 nF 17,000,000 pF 0.000000000000017 abF 15,278,839 stF
18 μF 0.000018 F 0.018 mF 18,000 nF 18,000,000 pF 0.000000000000018 abF 16,177,594 stF
19 μF 0.000019 F 0.019 mF 19,000 nF 19,000,000 pF 0.000000000000019 abF 17,076,349 stF
20 μF 0.00002 F 0.02 mF 20,000 nF 20,000,000 pF 0.00000000000002 abF 17,975,104 stF

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

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## References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

## Other Capacitance Units

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