Unit F
Name farad
Category Capacitance
Details In the field of capacitance, the unit Farad (F) is used to measure the capacity of a capacitor. A capacitor is an electronic component that stores and releases electrical energy, used in various electronic circuits and systems.

One Farad is defined as the capacitance of a capacitor when one coulomb (C) of charge causes a potential difference of one volt (V) across the capacitor. Mathematically, it can be expressed as:

Capacitance (C in Farads) = Charge (Q in Coulombs) / Voltage (V in Volts)

Farad is a relatively large unit of capacitance. In most practical applications, capacitance values are usually expressed in smaller units such as microfarads (µF, 10^-6 F), nanofarads (nF, 10^-9 F), or picofarads (pF, 10^-12 F).

Capacitors are essential components in electronic circuits for various purposes, including filtering, energy storage, coupling/decoupling, and tuning circuits. Capacitance values in different applications can vary greatly, from tiny picofarad values in radio frequency circuits to large microfarad or millifarad values in power supply filters.