Unit µF
Name microfarad
Category Capacitance
Details A microfarad (µF) is a unit of capacitance in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. Capacitance is the ability of a component or system to store electric charge, typically associated with capacitors. The symbol for microfarad is µF, which represents one millionth (1x10^-6) of a farad (F), the unit of capacitance in the International System of Units (SI).

In simple terms, a capacitor with capacitance of 1 µF can store 1 micro-coulomb (µC) of electric charge when the voltage across it is 1 volt. Capacitors with larger capacitance values can store more electric charge or handle higher voltage ratings. Microfarad is a commonly used unit for capacitors, especially in electronic circuits and devices.