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Can you reduce amperage by using thicker wire with a constant voltage?
The amperage flowing through a wire is directly related to the load placed on the circuit, and has nothing to do with wire size, except that a larger wire will carry more amperage. Increasing wire size will not lower amperage but will allow the circuit to carry more amperage if the breaker is also increased in size.
No. Ohm's law tells us that V = IR. For a given load, R is constant, and thus the only way to reduce current is to increase voltage.
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Amps = Watts / (Volts x Power Factor). The Power Factor is one for resistive loads and decreases for inductive loads like motors.
The ampere rating of wire would depend on the diameter, length and usage of wire for specific purpose. Without additional input to the question. it will be hard to give an acc…urate answer.
Divide the power in watts by the voltage in volts to get the current in amps.
Amperage, or current, is a measure of the amount of electrons moving in a circuit. Voltage is a measure of how much force those electrons are under. In a circuit…, say a light and switch in your home when the light is on there there is a voltage across the filament of the bulb that is pushing amperage through the circuit. When the switch is off there is voltage across the switch but there is no current flowing because it is "blocked" by the switch. An analogy that normally helps to illustrate the difference between voltage and amperage: you have a garden hose, the nozzle is closed. You've got pressure but no flow-voltage but no current (amperage). Open the nozzle and the pressure in the hose causes the water to flow - turn on the light and the voltage causes the current to flow (amperage) Answer (in understandable terms) Voltage is how much electricity there is. Amperage is how fast that electricity is moving (if at all). There are other things involved in electricity, electrical currents, etc., but this question is about amperage ("amps") and voltage ("volts"). Here's a good analogy. Imagine you have a bucket and a regular watering hose. The hose is connected to a spigot, or spout (which is the thing where you turn the water on and off by twisting the little handle), but the water is 'turned off' at the moment. And although it is 'off,' it could easily be turned back 'on' by twisting the handle and allowing the water to flow out. Also, the more you twist, the more water comes out. Don't worry -- this will all tie together. :) If there was no spigot then water would be flowing out all over the place, all the time (until there was no more water), because there'd be no resistance to block it from flowing. That being said, when you're done using a hose and you go to 'shut the water off' (by tightening the handle on the spigot), what you're actually doing is forcing the water to stop flowing because when the handle gets tighter, on the other end of the handle is a little piece of metal that gets forced into the pathway of the water-flow, which in turn restricts how much water can come out; if you tighten the handle all the way, the little metal thing will be completely blocking any water from flowing out -- when the water stops coming out, you've officially 'shut the water off.' Likewise, if you want to fill your bucket up with water, you'll need to turn the water on, which you accomplish by twisting the handle in the other direction. This, in turn, moves the metal thing away from blocking the water, resulting in a flow (of water) into the hose. Now, you can use the hose to point the water so that it flows into the bucket. And, the more you loosen the handle on the spigot, the more water comes out at once. This is basically the how amperage & voltage work. Like it says above, voltage is how much -- amperage is how fast. And again, if there was no 'spigot-metal-thingy-blocker' to get in the way, water would be flowing out everywhere; and if you shut the water off, using the 'thingy-blocker,' water stops flowing. Either way, regardless of whether the water is on or off, 'how much' water there is sitting on the other side of the spigot doesn't change (unless you forget to pay the water bill). The same is true for voltage -- the number of volts doesn't change. What does change is the "rate of flow" -- aka "how fast it's flowing." Amperage can be defined as exactly that: the rate of flow (or current). You can have all the water ('voltage') in the world but if it's not flowing (because the spigot is shut off), and therefore the rate of flow ('amperage') is 'zero,' you'll NEVER fill your bucket (Try it! Put a hose in an empty bucket, and don't turn the water on -- I'll bet you'll find that the bucket stays pretty dry). :) Ultimately, to sum up, you can think of it like this: Voltage is useless without amperage. If it's just 'sitting there' then it's probably not doing much of anything that would benefit you. Amperage 'doesn't exist' if there's no voltage. How can there be any rate of flow if there's nothing flowing in the first place? Now (if you haven't fallen asleep already), maybe (hopefully) you can figure out / understand why & how it is that a smoke detector uses a 9-volt battery, while a car uses a 12-volt battery (not much difference), and-- well, you get the point. Answer think of it this way... There is a water source like a lake, the lake flows into a river, and there is a dam at some portion of the river and then there is at the end of the line the ocean. The lake is the source or (Service Connection 120/240) The river is the current (amperage) the dam is the (switch), and the boulders, ravines, and sandbars are restrictions of the flow of water which is (Ohms -Resistance)the ocean is then the end of the line. another answer for the mechanically minded this is not exactly a true representation and can be construed as the wrong forces in motion but for a releationship diagram it depicts the hierarchy and extent each principal has on each other. in a internal combustion engined car voltage is like horsepower in a car this is all the energy available to do work amperage is the accelerator... how much power that can flow at a given moment gearbox is like a transformer.
Answer Voltage indicates the potential difference between two points. Ampere is the unit for current, indicating the magnitude of current. Voltage is due to …which the current flows...and ampere is unit used for that current Voltage(V) and Ampere(A) can be related as follows R=V/I here I is the current(A) and v=voltage and R is termed as resistance Resistance is actually a opposing factor for the flow of current firstname.lastname@example.org
For your typical residential application American Wire Gauge 12, or 12 AWG is rated for 20 amps.
IT depends on the voltage that is at the powerlines. Ibelieve the common residential powerline voltage is 2160v and your house is 120/240v
Voltage is the "pressure" of electricity, whereas amperage (current) is the "flow" of electricity. Voltage can be present without amperage (at a switch in the off position), b…ut amperage can not exist without voltage. Once you flip the switch and the light turns on, you now have amperage. Voltage is measure in volts (E). Current is measured in amperes (I). Related terms would be Power and Resistance. Power (P) is measured in watts. Resistance is measured in ohms (R). P = I x E E = I x R
Answer High amperage with low voltage won't conduct through tissue. High voltage with low amperage will conduct through tissue but will not cause tissue damage. Volta…ge must be high enough (at least 70-80V) to conduct and interrupt nerve conductivity. Amperage must be high enough to damage tissue. Less than 1/2 milliamp no sensation 1/2 to 2 milliamps Threshold of perception 2 to 10 milliamps muscular contraction 5 to 25 milliamps painful shock (may not be able to let go) Over 25 milliamps Could be violent muscular contraction 50 to 100 milliamps Ventricular fibrillation over 100 paralysis of breathing. Answer Both are dangerous, because you can't have one without the other. amperage = voltage / resistance If you have something with a fixed resistance (for example, your heart) the amount of voltage will be directly related to the amount of amperage. Double the voltage, and you would get double the amperage.
Measure the voltage drop across a known resistance, and you can calculate the current.
Up to 9.3 Amps.
If you are referring to a simple circuit, you could add resistance throughout it. Increased resistance means decreased current flow yet the same voltage.
Is it worth paying for thicker gauge wire and how much thicker to decrease resistance and thereby use less electricity?
Answer If you believe the "Copper Association" it is always worth it. It does save a little bit of money by not wasting energy along the wires, but the bene…fit varies depending on the continuousness of the load and the degree of loading. Most circuits are never used at full load; if fact I would venture to say that most circuits don't exceed 50% max load. In residential applications I doesn't pay. In commercial applications where the circuits are fully loaded for long periods of time, like kitchen equipment, and air conditioning, stairway lighting, then it might be worth it. How much bigger should the wire size be? Without doing calculations I would say one size bigger is enough.
The wire in a electromagnet is the conductive property transferring power. The thicker the wire the more power transferred to the electromagnet for a exponential amount of… power.
The standard home voltage connection is single phase 120/240 volts. The amperage is what ever the service size requires. For new homes it is usually 200 amps. For business vol…tages it usually is three phase 120/208, amperage demand governed by equipment. For new industrial and commercial buildings the voltages are three phase 347/600 volts, amperage demand governed by equipment. For old industrial and commercial buildings the voltages are three phase 277/480 volts, amperage demand governed by equipment. The three phase 277/480 systems are being phased out for newer 347/600 systems.
Yes. The current will vary depending on the varied resistive load placed on a fixed voltage. Lower the resistance, and current will increase.
24 Amps maximum.