How to convert kw to amps

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How to convert kw to amps
The voltage in a wall socket outlet is usually 120 volts. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Kilowatts and amps are commonly used to measure the amount of current running through a system. The two measurements are related by the amount of energy per coulomb of charge, which refers to the voltage. Given the voltage, you can convert kilowatts to amps by following a relatively simple formula.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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  1. 1

    Find out the voltage on the device or the system (it is usually listed) and write the number down.

  2. 2

    Convert kilowatts to watts by multiplying the number of kilowatts by 1,000. Record the value.

  3. 3

    Divide the number of watts by the number of volts obtained in Step 1. The result is the amount of current running through the circuit in amps.

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