Unit dS
Name decisiemens
Category Electrical Conductance
Details The decisiemens (dS) is a unit of electrical conductance in the field of electronics and electrical engineering. It represents the conductance of a material, which is the ability of the material to allow the flow of electric current.

In the International System of Units (SI), the standard unit of conductance is Siemens (S). The decisiemens is a submultiple unit of Siemens, where 1 decisiemens (dS) is equal to 0.1 Siemens (S). Basically, it is one-tenth of a Siemens.

In an electrical circuit, conductance can be defined as the reciprocal of resistance, which opposes the electrical current flow. A material with high conductance allows the electric current to flow more easily, whereas a material with low conductance has higher resistance and restricts the current flow. The dS unit is commonly used for measuring the conductance in scenarios where the values are smaller than 1 Siemens.