# vCapacitance

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This vCalc Capacitance equation converts a measurement of electric capacitance from one of vCalc's standard units to another unit of your choice.

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Units between which you can perform conversions are:

• F - farad
• mF - millifarad (10^-3 F)
• kF - kilofarad (10^3 F)

Usage:

The farad1 is a derived unit of electrical capacitance, the ability of a body to store an electrical charge.  The farad is an SI unit.2

Many electrical devices use capacitors3 to hold or store charge.  A simple example of the use of a capacitor is in a flashing light bulb.  The capacitor with a potential across its terminals will store charge over time. The circuit of the light bulb can can be designed to have a threshold charge which triggers the electricity to be released, causing the flash.