Microseconds to Seconds Conversion

Enter the time in microseconds below to get the value converted to seconds.

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1 µs = 1.0E-6 sec

How to Convert Microseconds to Seconds

conversion scale showing microseconds and equivalent seconds time values

To convert a microsecond measurement to a second measurement, divide the time by the conversion ratio. One second is equal to 1,000,000 microseconds, so use this simple formula to convert:

seconds = microseconds ÷ 1,000,000

The time in seconds is equal to the microseconds divided by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 microseconds to seconds using the formula above.
5,000,000 µs = (5,000,000 ÷ 1,000,000) = 5 sec

Microseconds and seconds are both units used to measure time. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Microseconds

The microsecond is a multiple of the second, which is the SI base unit for time. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. Microseconds can be abbreviated as µs, for example 1 microsecond can be written as 1 µs.

Seconds

The second has historically been defined as 1/60 of a minute or 1/86,400 of a day. According the to SI definition, the second is the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the unperturbed ground state of the caesium 133 atom.[1]

The second is the SI base unit for time in the metric system. Seconds can be abbreviated as sec, for example 1 second can be written as 1 sec.

Microsecond to Second Conversion Table

Microsecond measurements converted to seconds
Microseconds Seconds
1 µs 0.000001 sec
2 µs 0.000002 sec
3 µs 0.000003 sec
4 µs 0.000004 sec
5 µs 0.000005 sec
6 µs 0.000006 sec
7 µs 0.000007 sec
8 µs 0.000008 sec
9 µs 0.000009 sec
10 µs 0.00001 sec
100 µs 0.0001 sec
1,000 µs 0.001 sec
10,000 µs 0.01 sec
100,000 µs 0.1 sec
1,000,000 µs 1 sec

References

  1. 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