# Ceramic Capacitor Code to Value / Value to Code Calculator

Here, using this Ceramic Capacitor calculator, you can calculate the capacitance value by using the code. And alternatively, you can find the capacitor code by providing the capacitance value. This calculator allows you to perform calculations with different units such as millifarads(mF), microfarad (µF), nanofarads (nF), or picofarads (pF).

## Capacitor Value/Code Calculator

### How to Use This Calculator?

You can see this calculator interface has two tabs: "Code to Value Converter" and "Value to Code Converter." By default, the "Code to Value Converter" tab is displayed. Click on the "Value to Code Converter" tab if you want to switch to this mode.

**Code to Value Converter:**

1. In the "Enter Capacitor Code" input field, type the capacitor code you want to convert. For example, you can enter "101".

2. Once you entered the capacitor code the calculator will automatically generate the result in the "Result" section. It will show the result in different units.

**Value to Code Converter:**

1. In the "Enter Capacitor Value" input field, type the capacitance value (without the Unit) that you want to convert. For example, you can enter "6800" for 6800 picofarads (pF).

2. Now, select the unit of the capacitance value from the drop-down menu. Choose from "pF" (picofarads), "nF" (nanofarads), "µF" (microfarads), or "mF" (millifarads).

3. Once you start entering the values, the calculator will generate the result automatically which will be displayed below in the "Result" section. The corresponding capacitor code will be shown.

4. You can again switch between the "Code to Value Converter" and "Value to Code Converter" tabs using the links provided in the "Tab Menu" section at the bottom.

5. Repeat the process as needed to convert other capacitor codes or values.

Please note that this calculator is designed for simple capacitor code and value conversions and may not cover all possible coding schemes used in various types of capacitors. Always refer to the manufacturer's specifications or datasheets for accurate information about capacitors and their codes.

### Formula

Here are the formulas, the above calculator uses for the calculation.

**Code to Value Converter:**

The significant figures of the capacitor code are multiplied by 10 and raised to the power of the zeros to get the capacitance value in pF.

The pF value is then converted to nF, µF, and mF by dividing it successively by 1000.

**Value to Code Converter:**

The calculator extracts the significant figures and power of 10 from the entered capacitance value.

It then concatenates these values to form the capacitor code. The code will be displayed in two digits for the significant figures and another digit for the power of 10.

### Example

Now take examples to understand in detail.

**Code to Value Converter:**

Suppose we have a capacitor with the color code "101".

The first two digits "10" represent the significant figures, which is 10.

The third digit "1" represents the zeros, which means we need to multiply the significant figures by 10^1 (which is 10).

Calculating the capacitance value in picofarads (pF):

Capacitance = 10 * 10^1 = 100 pF

Now, let's convert the pF value to other units:

100 pF = 0.1 nanofarads (nF) (since 100 pF / 1000 = 0.1 nF)

100 pF = 0.0001 microfarads (µF) (since 100 pF / (1000 * 1000) = 0.0001 µF)

100 pF = 0.0000001 millifarads (mF) (since 100 pF / (1000 * 1000 * 1000) = 0.0000001 mF)

So, the capacitor with the color code "101" has a capacitance of 100 pF, 0.1 nF, 0.0001 µF, or 0.0000001 mF.

**Value to Code Converter:**

Let's say we have a capacitor with a capacitance of 4700 picofarads (pF).

To convert this value to a capacitor code:

The significant figure of 4700 pF is "47."

The power of 10 is calculated based on the logarithm of 4700 pF, which is approximately 3 (log10(4700) = 3).

Now, we concatenate the significant figures and power of 10 to form the code: "47" + "3" = "473."

So, the capacitor with a capacitance of 4700 pF is represented by the code "473".

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Ceramic Capacitor Code to Value / Value to Code Calculator
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