## Measurement unit: centihenry

**Full name:** centihenry

**Plural form:** centihenries

**Symbol:** cH

**Alternate spelling:** centihenrys

**Category type:** inductance

**Scale factor:** 0.01

## SI unit: henry

The SI derived unit for inductance is the henry.

1 henry is equal to 100 centihenry.

Valid units must be of the **inductance** type.

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## Definition: Centihenry

The SI prefix "centi" represents a factor of
10^{-2}, or in exponential notation, 1E-2.

So 1 centihenry = 10^{-2} henries.

The definition of a henry is as follows:

The henry (symbol: H) is the SI unit of inductance. It is named after Joseph Henry (1797-1878), the American scientist who discovered electromagnetic induction independently of and at about the same time as Michael Faraday (1791-1867) in England.

## Sample conversions: centihenry