Convert Nanoseconds to Seconds

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

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1 ns = 1.0E-9 sec

How to Convert Nanoseconds to Seconds

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To convert a nanosecond measurement to a second measurement, multiply the time by the conversion ratio. One nanosecond is equal to 1.0E-9 seconds, so use this simple formula to convert:

seconds = nanoseconds × 1.0E-9

The time in seconds is equal to the nanoseconds multiplied by 1.0E-9.

For example, here's how to convert 5 nanoseconds to seconds using the formula above.
5 ns = (5 × 1.0E-9) = 5.0E-9 sec

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

Nanoseconds

The nanosecond is a multiple of the second, which is the SI base unit for time. In the metric system, "nano" is the prefix for 10-9. Nanoseconds can be abbreviated as ns, for example 1 nanosecond can be written as 1 ns.

Seconds

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

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.

Nanosecond Measurements and Equivalent Second Conversions

Common nanosecond values converted to the equivalent second value
Nanoseconds Seconds
1 ns 0.000000001 sec
2 ns 0.000000002 sec
3 ns 0.000000003 sec
4 ns 0.000000004 sec
5 ns 0.000000005 sec
6 ns 0.000000006 sec
7 ns 0.000000007 sec
8 ns 0.000000008 sec
9 ns 0.000000009 sec
10 ns 0.00000001 sec
11 ns 0.000000011 sec
12 ns 0.000000012 sec
13 ns 0.000000013 sec
14 ns 0.000000014 sec
15 ns 0.000000015 sec
16 ns 0.000000016 sec
17 ns 0.000000017 sec
18 ns 0.000000018 sec
19 ns 0.000000019 sec
20 ns 0.00000002 sec
21 ns 0.000000021 sec
22 ns 0.000000022 sec
23 ns 0.000000023 sec
24 ns 0.000000024 sec
25 ns 0.000000025 sec
26 ns 0.000000026 sec
27 ns 0.000000027 sec
28 ns 0.000000028 sec
29 ns 0.000000029 sec
30 ns 0.00000003 sec
31 ns 0.000000031 sec
32 ns 0.000000032 sec
33 ns 0.000000033 sec
34 ns 0.000000034 sec
35 ns 0.000000035 sec
36 ns 0.000000036 sec
37 ns 0.000000037 sec
38 ns 0.000000038 sec
39 ns 0.000000039 sec
40 ns 0.00000004 sec

More Nanosecond Time Conversions

Convert to Centuries
1 ns is equal to 3.1689E-19 centuries
Convert to Decades
1 ns is equal to 3.1689E-18 decades
Convert to Years
1 ns is equal to 3.1689E-17 years
Convert to Months
1 ns is equal to 3.8026E-16 months
Convert to Weeks
1 ns is equal to 1.6534E-15 weeks
Convert to Days
1 ns is equal to 1.1574E-14 days
Convert to Hours
1 ns is equal to 2.7778E-13 hours
Convert to Minutes
1 ns is equal to 1.6667E-11 minutes
Convert to Milliseconds
1 ns is equal to 1.0E-6 milliseconds
Convert to Microseconds
1 ns is equal to 0.001 microseconds