Nanofarads to Farads Converter

Enter the capacitance in nanofarads below to get the value converted to farads.


Result in Farads:

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1 nF = 1.0E-9 F
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How to Convert Nanofarads to Farads

To convert a measurement in nanofarads to a measurement in farads, divide the capacitance by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000,000 nanofarads/farad.

Since one farad is equal to 1,000,000,000 nanofarads, you can use this simple formula to convert:

farads = nanofarads ÷ 1,000,000,000

The capacitance in farads is equal to the capacitance in nanofarads divided by 1,000,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000,000 nanofarads to farads using the formula above.
farads = (5,000,000,000 nF ÷ 1,000,000,000) = 5 F

Nanofarads and farads are both units used to measure capacitance. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

What Is a Nanofarad?

The nanofarad is 1/1,000,000,000 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.

The nanofarad is a multiple of the farad, which is the SI derived unit for capacitance. In the metric system, "nano" is the prefix for billionths, or 10-9. Nanofarads can be abbreviated as nF; for example, 1 nanofarad can be written as 1 nF.

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What 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.

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.

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Nanofarad to Farad Conversion Table

Table showing various nanofarad measurements converted to farads.
Nanofarads Farads
1 nF 0.000000001 F
2 nF 0.000000002 F
3 nF 0.000000003 F
4 nF 0.000000004 F
5 nF 0.000000005 F
6 nF 0.000000006 F
7 nF 0.000000007 F
8 nF 0.000000008 F
9 nF 0.000000009 F
10 nF 0.00000001 F
100 nF 0.0000001 F
1,000 nF 0.000001 F
10,000 nF 0.00001 F
100,000 nF 0.0001 F
1,000,000 nF 0.001 F
10,000,000 nF 0.01 F
100,000,000 nF 0.1 F
1,000,000,000 nF 1 F


  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019,

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