Every radio amateur should at least a little, but understand the marking of certain radio electronic components. Of course, for this purpose there are many different reference books, in which such information is presented in sufficient volume. This article contains data on the code marking of capacitors and summary tables of capacitance conversion.

In order to get a good understanding of the capacitor codes, use the appropriate reference books. This article contains a small fraction of all possible versions of capacitor ratings. However, these tables will be very useful as a reference for typical capacitor capacities and markings.

**Table of conversions, translations of capacities:**

In fact, to understand the calculation of the multipliers is not difficult, and this does not need extra ability to mathematics. But if you still have difficulty “in the mind” to count the multipliers you can use the capacitance tables figure 1,2,3.

And another important cheat sheet for you is the table in Figure 4.

This table summarizes the code markings of capacitors and denotes multipliers for easy conversion of capacitance to another limit (micro to nano or pico).

Naturally, there is an even more complete and detailed table of code markings of paper capacitors, and he who seeks – he will always find;)