The unit of electric capacity. Practically a capacity sufficient to hold one coulomb of current having a potential of one volt. ‘I he m.cro-farad, jTyohxusu of the theoretic farad, is commonly used. A practical form of condenser of one farad capacity consists of 300 leaves of tinfoil, each 16 centimeters in diameter, separated by leaves of mica. The entire surface is about of 1.1 sq. meters area. See Electric Units.
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