What does the "NF" on a capacitor stand for?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Q. I was looking at a schematic digram where I work, and on it the capacitors are marked "NF". What does that stand for?

A. It means "nano farad". The is 10-9 Farad. There are 1,000 pF in a nanofarad and 1,000 nanofarads in a microfarad. This unit is popular in Europe.

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