# What does J mean on a capacitor?

## What does J mean on a capacitor?

The letter on a capacitor designates the tolerance. J = +/- 5%

What does 104 mean on a capacitor?

Electronics Components: How to Read Capacitance Values on a Capacitor

Marking Capacitance (pF) Capacitance (ìF)
104 100,000 pF 0.1 ìF
224 220,000 pF 0.22 ìF
474 470,000 pF 0.47 ìF
105 1,000,000 pF 1 ìF

What does uF mean on a capacitor?

uF refers to the size of the capacitor. Capacitance is the charge that is necessary to raise the potential of a body one unit. A capacitance of 1 farad (f) requires 1 coulomb of electricity to raise its potential 1 volt (v). 1 micro farad (uF) = 0.0000001 F.

### Can I replace a capacitor with a higher uF?

An electric motor start capacitors can be replaced with a micro-farad or UF equal to or up to 20% higher UF than the original capacitor serving the motor.

Which is the correct value for 1000pf to 100nF?

1000pf = 1 nF. 100nF = 0.1µF. When designing circuits or using capacitors in any way, it is often useful to have these capacitor conversions in mind as values transition from picofarads to nanofarads and then nanofarads to microfarads.

What kind of capacitor is measured in picofarads?

Capacitor values measured in picofarads are often used in radio frequency, RF circuits and equipment. Accordingly this terminology is used chiefly with ceramic capacitors, but it is also used for silver mica capacitors and some film capacitors.

## What’s the difference between µF and PF in capacitors?

Terms used included: microromicroFarads, mmfd, MMFD, uff, µµF. All of these refer to values in pF. Capacitor values measured in picofarads are often used in radio frequency, RF circuits and equipment. Accordingly this terminology is used chiefly with ceramic capacitors, but it is also used for silver mica capacitors and some film capacitors.

What is the alphanumeric code for capacitors?

This table is designed to provide the value of alphanumeric coded ceramic, mylar and mica capacitors in general. They come in many sizes, shapes, values and ratings; many different manufacturers worldwide produce them and not all play by the same rules.