A capacitor (originally known as a condenser) is a passive electrical component used to
store energy electrostatically in an electric field. Common types of capacitors are
**Aluminum** **Electrolytic**, **Ceramic**, **Film**, **Paper**,
**Mica**, and **Tantalum**. Capacitors are expressed in terms of farads.
Common abbreviations are **uF** (**micro**farads), **nF** (**nano**farads), and **pF**
(**pico**farads or **micromicro**farads). Less common abbreviations for capacitors
include mfd, MFD, mf, MF, MMFD, MMF, uuF, **UF**, **NF**, and **PF**.

**Below is a uF - nF - pF conversion tool to make converting back and forth easy.**

Whether you are prototyping on a breadboard, repairing a circuit board, reading schematics, purchasing capacitors, or you are in any other kind of electrical field of work or hobby, you may often have to convert between uF, nF and pF capacitors. Since converting uF to nF, uF to pF, nF to uF, nF to pF, pF to nF, and pF to uF can be time consuming, use our handy conversion chart to make converting back and forth easy. We even have a free printer friendly version that you can print out and use over and over again. Also be sure to check out our Voltage Divider Calculator to help you choose the correct resistors for your next project.

**The conversion chart below shows popular capacitor values and how they convert back and forth from from uF, nF,
and pF**

uF / MFD | nF | pF / MMFD |
---|---|---|

1000uF / MFD | 1000000nF | 1000000000pF / MMFD |

680uF / MFD | 680000nF | 680000000pF / MMFD |

470uF / MFD | 470000nF | 470000000pF / MMFD |

240uF / MFD | 240000nF | 240000000pF / MMFD |

220uF / MFD | 220000nF | 220000000pF / MMFD |

150uF / MFD | 150000nF | 150000000pF / MMFD |

100uF / MFD | 100000nF | 100000000pF / MMFD |

88uF / MFD | 88000nF | 88000000pF / MMFD |

85uF / MFD | 85000nF | 85000000pF / MMFD |

82uF / MFD | 82000nF | 82000000pF / MMFD |

80uF / MFD | 80000nF | 80000000pF / MMFD |

75uF / MFD | 75000nF | 75000000pF / MMFD |

72uF / MFD | 72000nF | 72000000pF / MMFD |

70uF / MFD | 70000nF | 70000000pF / MMFD |

68uF / MFD | 68000nF | 68000000pF / MMFD |

65uF / MFD | 65000nF | 65000000pF / MMFD |

64uF / MFD | 64000nF | 64000000pF / MMFD |

60uF / MFD | 60000nF | 60000000pF / MMFD |

56uF / MFD | 56000nF | 56000000pF / MMFD |

53uF / MFD | 53000nF | 53000000pF / MMFD |

50uF / MFD | 50000nF | 50000000pF / MMFD |

47uF / MFD | 47000nF | 47000000pF / MMFD |

45uF / MFD | 45000nF | 45000000pF / MMFD |

43uF / MFD | 43000nF | 43000000pF / MMFD |

40uF / MFD | 40000nF | 40000000pF / MMFD |

39uF / MFD | 39000nF | 39000000pF / MMFD |

36uF / MFD | 36000nF | 36000000pF / MMFD |

35uF / MFD | 35000nF | 35000000pF / MMFD |

33uF / MFD | 33000nF | 33000000pF / MMFD |

30uF / MFD | 30000nF | 30000000pF / MMFD |

27.5uF / MFD | 27500nF | 27500000pF / MMFD |

27uF / MFD | 27000nF | 27000000pF / MMFD |

25uF / MFD | 25000nF | 25000000pF / MMFD |

24uF / MFD | 24000nF | 24000000pF / MMFD |

22uF / MFD | 22000nF | 22000000pF / MMFD |

21uF / MFD | 21000nF | 21000000pF / MMFD |

20uF / MFD | 20000nF | 20000000pF / MMFD |

19uF / MFD | 19000nF | 19000000pF / MMFD |

18uF / MFD | 18000nF | 18000000pF / MMFD |

16uF / MFD | 16000nF | 16000000pF / MMFD |

15uF / MFD | 15000nF | 15000000pF / MMFD |

12uF / MFD | 12000nF | 12000000pF / MMFD |

10uF / MFD | 10000nF | 10000000pF / MMFD |

8.2uF / MFD | 8200nF | 8200000pF / MMFD |

A good thing to keep in mind is that every capacitor has its own Maximum Voltage rating and normal
operating temperature. It is a good idea to know the exact electrical demands of a given circuit before
selecting a capacitor for that circuit.

**Note:** In your circuit designs always allow a 50% or better safety margin for the maximum voltage of capacitors.
For example, if the voltage of your circuit is 5 volts, then your capacitors should be rated for at least 10 volts.

Capacitors can be used singular, in parallel, or in series.
Click here for more information on capacitors hooked up in series and in parallel.

Capacitors work with AC and DC differently. When alternating current (AC) is applied to a capacitor, it appears like the current passes through the capacitor with little or no resistance. That is because the capacitor will charge and discharge as current fluctuates. With direct current (DC), a capacitor will act like a break in the circuit once it becomes fully charged. For that reason, capacitors in AC circuits have different applications than those in DC circuits.

uF / MFD | nF | pF / MMFD |
---|---|---|

8.0uF / MFD | 8000nF | 8000000pF / MMFD |

7.5uF / MFD | 7500nF | 7500000pF / MMFD |

6.8uF / MFD | 6800nF | 6800000pF / MMFD |

5.6uF / MFD | 5600nF | 5600000pF / MMFD |

5.0uF / MFD | 5000nF | 5000000pF / MMFD |

4.7uF / MFD | 4700nF | 4700000pF / MMFD |

4.0uF / MFD | 4000nF | 4000000pF / MMFD |

3.9uF / MFD | 3900nF | 3900000pF / MMFD |

3.3uF / MFD | 3300nF | 3300000pF / MMFD |

3uF / MFD | 3000nF | 3000000pF / MMFD |

2.7uF / MFD | 2700nF | 2700000pF / MMFD |

2.2uF / MFD | 2200nF | 2200000pF / MMFD |

2uF / MFD | 2000nF | 2000000pF / MMFD |

1.8uF / MFD | 1800nF | 1800000pF / MMFD |

1.5uF / MFD | 1500nF | 1500000pF / MMFD |

1.2uF / MFD | 1200nF | 1200000pF / MMFD |

1.0uF / MFD | 1000nF | 1000000pF / MMFD |

.82uF / MFD | 820nF | 820000pF / MMFD |

.68uF / MFD | 680nF | 680000pF / MMFD |

.47uF / MFD | 470nF | 470000pF / MMFD |

.33uF / MFD | 330nF | 330000pF / MMFD |

.22uF / MFD | 220nF | 220000pF / MMFD |

.2uF / MFD | 200nF | 200000pF / MMFD |

.1uF / MFD | 100nF | 100000pF / MMFD |

.01uF / MFD | 10nF | 10000pF / MMFD |

.0068uF / MFD | 6.8nF | 6800pF / MMFD |

.0047uF / MFD | 4.7nF | 4700pF / MMFD |

.0033uF / MFD | 3.3nF | 3300pF / MMFD |

.0022uF / MFD | 2.2nF | 2200pF / MMFD |

.0015uF / MFD | 1.5nF | 1500pF / MMFD |

.001uF / MFD | 1nF | 1000pF / MMFD |

.00068uF / MFD | 0.68nF | 680pF / MMFD |

.00047uF / MFD | .47nF | 470pF / MMFD |

.00033uF / MFD | .33nF | 330pF / MMFD |

.00022uF / MFD | .22nF | 220pF / MMFD |

.00015uF / MFD | .15nF | 150pF / MMFD |

.0001uF / MFD | .1nF | 100pF / MMFD |

.000068uF / MFD | .068nF | 68pF / MMFD |

.000047uF / MFD | .047nF | 47pF / MMFD |

.000033uF / MFD | .033nF | 33pF / MMFD |

.000022uF / MFD | .022nF | 22pF / MMFD |

.000015uF / MFD | .015nF | 15pF / MMFD |

.00001uF / MFD | .01nF | 10pF / MMFD |

.0000068uF / MFD | .0068nF | 6.8pF / MMFD |

.0000047uF / MFD | .0047nF | 4.7pF / MMFD |

.0000033uF / MFD | .0033nF | 3.3pF / MMFD |

.0000022uF / MFD | .0022nF | 2.2pF / MMFD |

.0000015uF / MFD | .0015nF | 1.5pF / MMFD |

.000001uF / MFD | .001nF | 1pF / MMFD |