Unit cF
Name centifarad
Category Capacitance
Details A centifarad (cF) is a unit of capacitance in the field of electrical engineering and physics. Capacitance represents the ability of a component, called a capacitor, to store electrical charge or energy. The standard unit of capacitance is the farad (F), named after Michael Faraday, a prominent scientist in the field of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

A centifarad is equal to 0.01 Farads, or 1/100th of a farad. This means that a capacitor with a capacitance of 1 centifarad can store 0.01 coulombs of electrical charge for every volt of electrical potential applied across it. The centifarad is a lesser-used subunit, as capacitance values are more commonly measured in microfarads (µF), nanofarads (nF), or picofarads (pF), representing 10^-6, 10^-9, and 10^-12 Farads respectively.

Centifarad (cF) is not a widely used unit in standard engineering practices today. Instead, smaller units like microfarads, nanofarads, and picofarads are more typically adopted for capacitors in various applications, ranging from electronics and communication devices to power systems and energy storage solutions.