Units of Measure

What is the name of the unit used to measure an electric current?

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September 04, 2015 3:18AM

The ampere, often abbreviated to amp or A.

It measures electrical current which is denoted in Ohm's Law as "I".

The unit or instrument used to measure electric is called "AMMETER"

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The unit is named after the French physicist André Marie Ampère.


A current of 1A is equal to 1 coulomb of charge passing a point in 1 second.


The ampere is the unit of current. It is approximately 6.24 × 1018 electrons passing a given point each second. See the Related Link shown below for more detail. Ampere