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Microcoulombs (μC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Calculator and Table

Microcoulombs (μC) to Coulombs (C) are units of charge, and their conversions are simple and straightforward - one just has to remember that "μ" stands for "micro," which is, according to the SI prefixes table, 10-6 (one millionth) of the main value.

Published: January 6, 2024.

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

Microcoulombs (μC) to Coulombs (C)

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How To Convert Microcoulombs (μC) to Coulombs (C)

"μ" stands for "micro" and means "one millionth."  Thus, one Microcoulombs (μC) equals one-millionth of a coulomb:

1 μC = 1/1000000 C


1000000 μC = 1 C

For example, if You want to convert 1534 microcoulombs (μC) to coulombs, You can write:

1534 μC = 1534 / 1000000 C = 0.001534 C

Microcoulombs (μC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Table

The following chart contains the most common microcoulombs (μC) values converted to coulombs:

Microcoulombs (μC) Coulombs (C)
1 0.000001
10 0.00001
50 0.00005
100 0.0001
500 0.0005
1000 0.001
5000 0.005
10000 0.01
100000 0.1
1000000 1


If You wish to convert values that are not in the table, please use the microcoulombs (μC) to the coulombs conversion calculator.

Short Intro to Coulomb

The coulomb, denoted as "C", is a key unit of electrical charge in the International System of Units (SI). It quantifies the amount of electric charge and is defined as the charge transported by a constant current of one ampere flowing for one second. The coulomb is a cornerstone in the study of electromagnetism and electrical engineering, serving as a fundamental unit for measuring electrical phenomena.

Named after the renowned French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, the unit pays homage to his groundbreaking work in the field of electricity and magnetism in the 18th century.

Coulomb's law, which describes the force between two electrical charges, is a fundamental principle in the study of electromagnetism, and the naming of the unit reflects the importance of his contributions.

Technically, one coulomb is equivalent to 6.242 × 10^18 elementary charges, such as electrons. This relationship highlights the coulomb's link to the fundamental particles of matter and provides a bridge between macroscopic and microscopic views of electricity. The coulomb is also intrinsically connected to the ampere, another key SI unit, demonstrating the interrelated nature of electrical measurements.

In practical scenarios, coulombs are critical for calculating and understanding the electric charge in various systems. This includes determining the electric charge in batteries, the flow of electricity in circuits, and the magnitude of static electricity accumulated on surfaces. In scientific research, coulombs are indispensable in the study of electric fields, capacitors, and other phenomena related to charge and electrostatics.

The relevance of the coulomb extends beyond specialized scientific fields into everyday technology. It is fundamental in the design and functioning of a vast array of electronic devices, from the smallest microchips to large-scale power grids.

Understanding coulombs is crucial for the advancement of technology in areas such as renewable energy, telecommunications, and consumer electronics.