Inductance Converter

Simplify inductance conversions. Convert between henries (H), millihenries (mH), and microhenries (μH) effortlessly.


Description: Inductance Unit Converter

The Inductance Unit Converter is a versatile tool designed to facilitate the conversion between various units used to measure inductance. Inductance is a fundamental property of an electrical circuit or component that opposes changes in current flow. This converter enables users to seamlessly switch between different units of inductance, aiding in calculations and comparisons in fields such as electrical engineering, electronics, and physics.

Formula:Inductance (LL) in an ideal inductor is calculated using Faraday's law of electromagnetic induction:L=N2μAlL = \frac{N^2 \cdot μ \cdot A}{l}Where:

  • LL is the inductance,
  • NN is the number of turns of wire in the coil,
  • μμ is the permeability of the core material (for air, μμ is approximately equal to 4π×1074π × 10^{-7} H/m),
  • AA is the cross-sectional area of the coil, and
  • ll is the length of the coil.

How to Convert:To convert between different units of inductance, follow these steps:

  1. Determine the Initial and Target Units: Identify the unit you have and the unit you want to convert to.

  2. Find Conversion Factors: Use conversion factors to convert between units. These conversion factors are based on the relationships between the units.

  3. Apply the Conversion Factor: Multiply the value you want to convert by the appropriate conversion factor. If you're converting from larger units to smaller units, you'll multiply. If you're converting from smaller units to larger units, you'll divide.

  4. Perform the Calculation: Apply the conversion factor to the value you want to convert to get the equivalent value in the desired unit.

Units Explanation:

  1. Henry [H]: Inductance expressed in henrys, the standard SI unit used to measure inductance.
  2. Exahenry [EH]: Inductance expressed in exahenrys, equal to one quintillion henrys.
  3. Petahenry [PH]: Inductance expressed in petahenrys, equal to one quadrillion henrys.
  4. Terahenry [TH]: Inductance expressed in terahenrys, equal to one trillion henrys.
  5. Gigahenry [GH]: Inductance expressed in gigahenrys, equal to one billion henrys.
  6. Megahenry [MH]: Inductance expressed in megahenrys, equal to one million henrys.
  7. Kilohenry [kH]: Inductance expressed in kilohenrys, equal to one thousand henrys.
  8. Hectohenry [hH]: Inductance expressed in hectohenrys, equal to one hundred henrys.
  9. Dekahenry [daH]: Inductance expressed in dekahenrys, equal to ten henrys.
  10. Decihenry [dH]: Inductance expressed in decihenrys, equal to one-tenth of a henry.
  11. Centihenry [cH]: Inductance expressed in centihenrys, equal to one-hundredth of a henry.
  12. Millihenry [mH]: Inductance expressed in millihenrys, equal to one-thousandth of a henry.
  13. Microhenry [µH]: Inductance expressed in microhenrys, equal to one-millionth of a henry.
  14. Nanohenry [nH]: Inductance expressed in nanohenrys, equal to one-billionth of a henry.
  15. Picohenry [pH]: Inductance expressed in picohenrys, equal to one-trillionth of a henry.
  16. Femtohenry [fH]: Inductance expressed in femtohenrys, equal to one-quadrillionth of a henry.
  17. Attohenry [aH]: Inductance expressed in attohenrys, equal to one-quintillionth of a henry.
  18. Weber/Ampere [Wb/A]: Inductance expressed in webers per ampere, representing the ratio of magnetic flux to current and is equivalent to henrys.
  19. Abhenry [abH]: Inductance expressed in abhenrys, a unit used in the CGS electromagnetic unit system.
  20. EMU of Inductance: Electromagnetic unit of inductance, used in the CGS electromagnetic unit system.
  21. Stathenry [stH]: Inductance expressed in stathenrys, a unit used in the CGS electrostatic unit system.
  22. ESU of Inductance: Electrostatic unit of inductance, used in the CGS electrostatic unit system.

Understanding these units and the conversion process allows for precise measurement and manipulation of inductance across different scales and applications.


  1. Conversion from Microhenry [µH] to Millihenry [mH]:1Microhenry=0.001Millihenry1\, \text{Microhenry} = 0.001\, \text{Millihenry}To convert 500 microhenrys to millihenrys:500Microhenry×0.001=0.5Millihenry500\, \text{Microhenry} \times 0.001 = 0.5\, \text{Millihenry}

  2. Conversion from Picohenry [pH] to Femtohenry [fH]:1Picohenry=1000Femtohenry1\, \text{Picohenry} = 1000\, \text{Femtohenry}To convert 2 picohenrys to femtohenrys:2Picohenry×1000=2000Femtohenry2\, \text{Picohenry} \times 1000 = 2000\, \text{Femtohenry}

By following these steps and using appropriate conversion factors, inductance values can be accurately converted between different units.

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