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Millicoulombs (mC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Calculator and Table

Millicoulombs (mC) to Coulombs (C) are units of charge, and their conversions are simple and straightforward - one just has to remember that "m" stands for "milli," which is, according to the SI prefixes table, 10-3 (one thousandth) of the main value.

Published: January 6, 2024.

To convert millicoulombs (mC) to coulombs (C), write the value in millicoulombs and click 'Calculate':

Millicoulombs (mC) to Coulombs (C)


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How To Convert Millicoulombs (mC) to Coulombs (C)

"m" stands for "milli" and means "one thousandth."  Thus, one millicoulomb equals one-thousandth of a coulomb:

1 mC = 1/1000 C

or

1000 mC = 1 C

For example, if You want to convert 1534 mC to coulombs, You can write:

1534 mC = 1534 / 1000 C = 1.534 C

Millicoulombs (mC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Table

The following chart contains the most common millicoulombs (mC) values converted to coulombs:

Millicoulombs (mC) Coulombs (C)
0.01 0.00001
0.1 0.0001
1 0.001
10 0.01
50 0.05
100 0.1
500 0.5
1000 1
5000 5
10000 10
100000 100

 

If You wish to convert values that are not in the table, please use the millicoulombs to coulombs conversion calculator.

Short Intro to Coulomb

The coulomb (C) is the standard unit of electric charge in the International System of Units (SI). It represents the quantity of electricity transported in one second by a current of one ampere. As a fundamental unit in the field of electromagnetism, the coulomb plays a critical role in various scientific and practical applications related to electricity and electronics.

The unit is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, an 18th-century French physicist known for his pioneering work in electricity and magnetism. Coulomb's studies, especially his formulation of Coulomb's law, helped develop the theory of electrostatic force, leading to a deeper understanding of electric charges. The naming of the unit in his honor reflects the significant impact of his contributions to the field.

Defined rigorously, one coulomb is equal to the amount of charge transferred by a current of one ampere flowing for one second. This definition ties the coulomb directly to the ampere, another fundamental SI unit, illustrating the interconnected nature of electrical measurements. The coulomb can also be expressed in terms of elementary charge units, with one coulomb approximately equal to 6.242 × 10^18 times the charge of a single electron or proton.

In practical terms, coulombs are used to quantify the amount of electric charge in various contexts. This includes the storage capacity of batteries, the charge transferred in electrical circuits, and the amount of static electricity on an object. In scientific research, the coulomb is crucial for experiments and calculations involving electric fields, charge density, and related phenomena.

Despite its technical nature, the concept of the coulomb is integral to everyday life. It is essential in designing and operating electronic devices, power systems, and all technology involving electric currents. From smartphones to electric vehicles, the coulomb forms the basis for understanding and manipulating the flow of electric charge, a cornerstone of modern technology.