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Numeric Prefixes Commonly Used in Electronics

Prefix Abbreviation Multiplier
pico p 10-12
nano n 10-9
micro µ 10-6
milli m 10-3
kilo k 10 3
Mega M 10 6
Giga G 10 9

These prefix values are commonly used to represent a value for an electronic component.


1kW = 1 kilo Ohm  = 1, 000 Ohms

100µF = 100 micro Farads = .0001 Farads

100MHz = 100 Mega Hertz = 100,000,000 Hertz

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