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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor value listings
PostPosted: Nov Fri 27, 2020 4:44 pm 
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Actually, the Ku is combining two prefixes, kilo and micro, which is strange. It means thousand micro.

It would be better terminology to call it 0.1F

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor value listings
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2020 8:06 am 
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azenithnut wrote:
People just don't like "change"


I don't really have an issue with this type of change, as long as it makes sense. 1,000 µF is 1mF. Mili is already a standard for 1,000 µ.

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor value listings
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2020 1:13 pm 
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TPAairman wrote:
azenithnut wrote:
People just don't like "change"


I don't really have an issue with this type of change, as long as it makes sense. 1,000 µF is 1mF. Mili is already a standard for 1,000 µ.


I think this is just an attempt to use unit prefixes people already somewhat familiar with. But for folks who are already familiar with all the standard prefixes for scientific units it comes across as awkward.

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 Post subject: Re: Capacitor value listings
PostPosted: Nov Sun 29, 2020 1:34 pm 
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I have a One centifarad capacitor in my stash. :wink:

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