Current

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Electrical Engineering

pie chartCurrent \(\:(I)\:\) is the rate of flow of electricity in a circuit, measured in amperes.  Amp is a unit of current.  One ampere (amp) is the current flowing through one ohm of resistance at one volt potential.

 

Current (Amp) formulas

\(\large{ Amps = \frac{Volts}{Ohms} = I = \frac{V}{R} }\)   
\(\large{ Amps = \frac{Watts}{Volts} = I = \frac{P}{V} }\)   
\(\large{ Amps = \sqrt{\frac{Watts}{Ohms}} = I = \sqrt{\frac{P}{R}} }\)   

Where:

\(\large{ I }\) = current

\(\large{ P }\) = power

\(\large{ R }\) = resistance

\(\large{ V }\) = volt

 

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