# RE: ero cap question

```Thanks for the reply, but its been a long time since I have done this math.
It don't help me understand if I am to move the decimal point three places
to the right or to the left to get 20 nF to the equivalent in uF.

I am guessing that 20 nF = 0.02 uF??

I don't trust my ability to do this as far as I can throw a fully loaded and
operating washing machine. I tend to drop decimal places, I get numbers
inversed, I have no control over it. I can't influence it or make it stop. I
can't even get myself to be aware it's happening. (This is what I get for
taking a nasty fall and serious head injury)

I can look at a long string of numbers and "See" a different result every
time.

Makes me wonder about myself. Some people pop hallucinogens to "See" things.
I apparrently am already that way. Maybe if I did such a thing I might get
normal. but on a scale of 1 - 1000, my confidence is about -(65535 *
10^65535)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Monday, October 09, 2000 7:06 PM
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: ero cap question

Original poster: "Luc" <ludev-at-videotron.ca>

Hi Garry

uF = 10^-6 F
nF = 10^-9 F
pF = 10^-12 F

Luc Benard

Tesla list wrote:

> Original poster: "Garry Freemyer" <Garry-at-NDFC-dot-com>
>
> > Well, maybe the 20nF is getting a little large for a 12/30, esp when
>
> When some speak in uF, others speak in pF, others speak in mmF and still
> others speak in mF I get quite confused!
>
> Is 20nF the same as 20,000 mF or have I got my nanopicofaradmicolitis all
> confused?
>
> It sure would be easier on us electrically challenged newbies, if we all
did
> speak in the same units.

```