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A farad is a unit of measurement used in electronics. It is used for capacitance, or stored energy, similar to a battery. The unit is named after the English physicist Michael Faraday. The different sizes of farad are: farads (F), millifarads (mF), microfarads (μF), nanofarads (nF) or picofarads (pF). The farad is a large unit of capacitance.[1] Typical devices have capacitances ranging from microfarads to picofarads.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Serway, Raymond A.; Faughn, Jerry S. (1989). College Physics (Second ed.). Saunders College Publishing. p. 447. ISBN 0030229529.