Electric Current Converter
Electric current is a fundamental concept in electrical engineering and physics that measures the flow of electric charge through a circuit. It is an essential quantity in understanding and analyzing electrical systems. Current is denoted by the letter "I" and is measured in Amperes (A). One Ampere is defined as one Coulomb of charge passing through a point in a circuit per second. In simpler terms, it represents the rate of flow of electric charge through a conductor.
Ampere (A): Ampere is the base unit of electric current in the International System of Units (SI). One ampere is equal to 1 coulomb, or 6.241509074 10^18 electrons' worth of charge, moving past a point in one second.
Conversion Factor: 1 A = 1 A (Base Unit)*
Milliampere (mA): Milliampere is a unit of electric current equal to one-thousandth of an Ampere.
Conversion Factor: 1 mA = 0.001 A
Microampere (μA): Microampere is a unit of electric current equal to one-millionth of an Ampere.
Conversion Factor: 1 μA = 0.000001 A
Kiloampere (kA): Kiloampere is a unit of electric current equal to one thousand Amperes.
Conversion Factor: 1 kA = 1000 A
Biot (Bi): The biot, also called abampere, is the derived electromagnetic unit of electric current in the emu-cgs system of units. One abampere corresponds to ten amperes in the SI system of units.
Conversion Factor: 1 Bi ≈ 10 A
Abampere (abA): Abampere is another name for the biot unit.
Conversion Factor: 1 abA = 1 Bi = 10 A
EMU of current (emu): Electromagnetic unit of current is another name for the abampere.
Conversion Factor: 1 emu = 1 abA = 1 Bi ≈ 10 A
ESU of current (esu): Electrostatic unit of current, also known as statampere, is the charge unit in the cgs (centimeter-gram-second) electrostatic units variant and Gaussian systems of units.
Conversion Factor: 1 esu ≈ 3.33564 * 10^-10 A
Statampere (statA): The statampere is another name for the electrostatic unit of current.
Conversion Factor: 1 statA = 1 esu ≈ 3.33564 * 10^-10 A
Understanding electric current and its various units is crucial for comprehending electrical systems and designing circuits. The Current Converter Tool simplifies the process of converting current measurements between different units, enabling engineers and scientists to work seamlessly across various unit systems.