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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEngineering · 9 years ago

What does .0015mfd equal in pF's?

I need a .005 mfd 600V polypropylene capacitor for a project that I am doing but all of the websites that I have been going to have the smallest mfd of 0.1 and everything else above that is in pF's. Please help me out.

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  • 9 years ago
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    Be careful. Despite more than 50 years to learn, capacitor manufacturers still get confused between

    mF, 0.001 Farad and

    µF, 0.000001 Farad

    and as a result, they label µF values as mF.

    The 0.0015 mF is probably actually a 0.0015 µF cap. That is 1.5 nF or 1500 pF

    The 0.005 mF is probably actually a 0.005 µF cap. That is 5 nF or 5000 pF

    I actually ran across two capacitor retailers that labeled 1000 µF as 1000 F

    SI (metric) prefixes:

    da (deca) = x10 (rarely used)

    h (hecto) = x100 (rarely used)

    k (kilo) = x1000 = e3

    M (Mega) = x1000000 = e6

    G (Giga) = x1000000000 = e9

    T (Tera) = x1000000000000 = e12

    P (Peta) = x1000000000000000 = e15

    E (Exa) = x1000000000000000000 = e18

    Z (Zetta) = x1000000000000000000000 = e21

    d (deci) = /10 = e-1 (rarely used)

    c (cent) = /100 = e-2 (rarely used except for cm)

    m (milli) = /1000 = e-3

    µ (micro) = /1000000 = e-6

    n (nano) = /1000000000 = e-9

    p (pico) = /1000000000000 = e-12

    f (femto) = /1000000000000000 = e-15

    a (atto) = /1000000000000000000 = e-18

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  • 9 years ago

    1 micro is equal to 1,000,000 pico

    0.0015 micro pF = 1.5 nano pF = 1500 pico pF

    1 pico = 1,000 femto

    1 nano = 1,000 pico

    1 micro = 1,000 nano

    1 miilli = 1,000 micro

    1 centi = 10 milli

    1 deci = 10 centi

    1 base = 10 deci

    Or just use the link for a converison calculator

  • 9 years ago

    Equal to 1500pF.

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