Ratings

Automotive capacitors are rated in microfarads, and the rating is usually stamped on the case. Always choose a capacitor rated for the maximum expected voltage.

Capacitance

Basic Unit

Units for Small Values

Symbol

F

MF

PF

Pronounced As

Farad

Microfarad

Picofarad

Multiplier

1

1 X 106 (1/1,000,000)

1 X 1012 (1/1,000,000,000,000)

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