Precautions and Notes

Metric prefixes converter provides a direct method to perform conversion between different electrical quantities. You can convert numbers at your disposal to micro, kilo, milli, or any other quantity using this calculator. Enter your desired number in the top most row and select the prefix in which your original value exists. Using to the cell, select the prefix to which you want conversion and the answer will be automatically displayed.

Theory

The metric prefix is a unit prefix which is used before any physical quantity to indicate its multiple. The purpose of these prefixes is to reduce complexity and to make the numbers more understandable.

For example, you are going to purchase 5,000 grams of sugar. Going to shopkeeper and asking for 5,000 grams looks unusual. Here the prefix kilo makes it easy and you can demand 5 kilograms of sugar.

Consider another case where a user requires a Capacitor of 0.000001 F. Vocalising zero point zero zero zero zero zero one eclipses a funny impression. Instead, the prefixes help to say it: micro Farad.