# 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.

### 3 Answers

- billrussell42Lv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
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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- Light KnightLv 79 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

Source(s): http://www.unit-conversion.info/metric.html