**How do Amps, Volts, and Watts work?**

**Amps:**

Amps are a unit of measurement for electric current flow.

**Volts:**

Volts are the unit used to determine the amount of force required to generate an electric current.

**Watts:**

Amperes multiplied by Volts equals Watts, the unit of measurement used to determine energy. The greater the wattage, the greater the output and power of the appliance.

**How to convert watts to amps?**

To convert electrical power to electrical current (Watts to Amps), the following equation must be used:

BASIC FORMULA: **I = P / V**

**DC Watts to Amps Calculation:**

Current in amps (A) equals power in watts (W) divided by voltage in volts (V):

**I = P / V**

**AC (Single Phase) Watts to Amps Calculation:**

The phase current I in amps (A) equals the power P in watts (W), divided by the power factor PF multiplied by the RMS voltage V in volts:

**I = P / (PF Ã— V)**

**AC (Three Phase) Watts to Amps Calculation:**

#### Calculation using voltage from line to line:

The phase current I in amps (A) equals the power P in watts (W) divided by the square root of three times the power factor PF multiplied by the line-to-line RMS voltage V_{L-L} in volts:

**I = P / (âˆš3 Ã— PF Ã— V _{L-L})**

#### Calculation using voltage from line to neutral:

The phase current I in amps (A) equals the power P in watts (W) divided by three times the power factor PF multiplied by the line-to-neutral RMS voltage V_{L-N} in volts:

**I = P / (3 Ã— PF Ã— V _{L-N})**

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