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Nanocoulombs (nC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Calculator and Table

Nanocoulombs (nC) to Coulombs (C) are units of charge, and their conversions are simple and straightforward - one just has to remember that "n" stands for "nano," which is, according to the SI prefixes table, 10-9 (one billionth) of the main value.

Note: Short Scale - one billionth, Long Scale - one milliardth. In this article (and site), we are generally using Short Scale.

Published: January 6, 2024.

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

Nanocoulombs (nC) to Coulombs (C)

Nanocoulombs (nC):

Coulombs (C):

How To Convert Nanocoulombs (nC) to Coulombs (C)

"n" stands for "nano" and means "one billionth."  Thus, one nanocoulomb equals one-billionth of a coulomb:

1 nC = 1/1000000000 C (that is nine zeroes)


1000000000 nC = 1 C

For example, if You want to convert 1534 nanocoulombs (nC) to coulombs, You can write:

1534 nC = 1534 / 1000000000 C = 0.000001534 C

Nanocoulombs (nC) to Coulombs (C) Conversion Table

The following chart contains the most common nanocoulombs (nC) values converted to coulombs:

Nanocoulombs (nC) Coulombs (C)
1 0.000000001
10 0.00000001
100 0.0000001
1000 0.000001
10000 0.00001
100000 0.0001
1000000 0.001
10000000 0.01
100000000 0.1
1000000000 1


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

What is a Coulomb?

The coulomb, represented by the symbol "C", is the standard unit of electric charge in the International System of Units (SI). It measures the quantity of electricity carried by a current of one ampere flowing for one second. As a fundamental unit in electrical and electromagnetic studies, the coulomb is essential in a wide range of scientific and technological applications.

The term "coulomb" honors the French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, a key figure in the 18th century who greatly advanced the understanding of electric and magnetic fields.

His work, particularly Coulomb's law which describes the force exerted between electric charges, was instrumental in developing the concepts that underpin modern electrical science. The unit's name is a tribute to his lasting influence in the field.

How many electrons are in a Coulomb (C)?

In technical terms, one coulomb is the amount of charge carried by a current of one ampere flowing for one second. This definition establishes a direct link between the coulomb and the ampere, another fundamental SI unit, highlighting the interconnectedness of electrical measurements.

Alternatively, a coulomb can be understood as the equivalent of approximately 6.242 × 10^18 elementary charges, like those of electrons or protons.

Coulombs are utilized extensively in various settings, both scientific and practical. They are used to specify the amount of electric charge in batteries, the charge flow in electrical circuits, and the extent of static electric accumulation. In research, coulombs are crucial for exploring and quantifying electric fields, charge distribution, and electrostatic phenomena.

Beyond its scientific importance, the coulomb has practical implications in everyday life, particularly in the realm of electronics and electrical engineering. It is fundamental to the functioning of all electronic devices, from the simplest household appliances to complex computing systems. Understanding the coulomb is essential for the development and improvement of electrical systems and technologies.

Overall, the coulomb is a vital unit in the field of electricity and electromagnetism. Its definition and application reflect the progress in electrical sciences since Coulomb's era and emphasize the importance of standardized measurements in advancing scientific knowledge and technological innovation.