# Capacitor notation in a schematic

If I can name 3.3 kilo-ohm resistor as 3k3, then can I name 4.7 micro farad capacitor as 4μ7 in my schematic notations?

• why not? I don't see anything confusing or misleading. – tlfong01 Jul 27 '20 at 14:35
• Yes, use "u" for micro, but also "n" for nano, and "p" for pico. Avoid using "f" for femto - it is confusing. – glen_geek Jul 27 '20 at 14:57
• just dont confuse old style notation of 4m was actually 4u – Tony Stewart EE75 Jul 27 '20 at 15:24
• Small 'k' for kilo and electrical units named after a person have their symbols capitalised but are lowercase when spelled out so 'V' for volt, 'A' for ampere, $\Omega$ for ohm, 'k' for kelvin, etc. Fixed. – Transistor Jul 27 '20 at 15:32
• Please consider accepting the answer. – Rev Mar 18 at 9:56