What is FARAD?

The practical and absolute SI unit of electrostatic capacitance, defined as that which, when charged by a potential difference of one volt, carries a charge of one coulomb. Equal to 10-9 electromagnetic units and 9 x 1011 electrostatic units. Symbol F. This unit is in practice too large, and the subdivisions, microfarad IF, nanofarad nF and picofarad pF, are in more general use.

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