Octal to Binary Converter

Enter the octal number you want to convert in the below text area. Convert octal to binary with just one click! If you want to learn more about this tool, check our FAQs.


FAQs for Octal to Binary Converter

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.

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.

How do I use Octal to Binary Converter?

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

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