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Capacitor Codes

Colour Codes To Identify Capacitors

Capacitor Codes - Colour Codes To Identify Capacitors

What is milli, micro, nano, pico

capacitorMilli, micro, nano and pico are all prefixes attached to farads to define their actual values. These prefixes are as follows:

  • Pico = 1 trillionth
  • Nano = 1 billionth
  • Micro = 1 millionth
  • Milli = 1 thousandth

These prefixes are very easily used. For instance, one milli-farad is one thousandth of a farad. This is a common metric system utilized in electronics to define values.