## FAQs for Binary to Octal Converter

### Binary System

The binary numeral system is the simplest numeral system and almost the most used in electronic computers (it is also known as **base-2**). Binary system is also used in networking and communications. This is important because all computers are made of transistors, and transistors have only 2 states: on and off. This is equivalent to 0 and 1, true and false, etc. Then, the digits available in this numeral system are: 0 and 1.

### Octal System

The octal numeral system is a positional numeral system that consists of 8 different digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. It is also known as **OCT** or **base-8**. Octal became widely used in computing when some employed 6-bit, 12-bit, 24-bit or 36-bit words. Octal was ideal as an alternative way of representing binary values because their word size is divisible by three.

### How do I use Binary to Octal Converter?

Write or paste your binary number inside the box shown above and click on the **"Convert"** button. The resulting octal number will be printed in the box below the button you have just clicked. You can copy the number by clicking the **"Copy octal number"** button.

### Which browsers are supported?

All mayor web browsers are supported, including Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

### Which devices does Binary to Octal Converter work on?

Binary to Octal Converter works in any device that supports any of the browsers mentioned before. It can be a smartphone, desktop computer, notebook, tablet, etc.