Units of Current

Once the unit of charge is understood, most other units used in electronics become simple. 

REMEMBER:  In the field of electronics, we use the coulomb exclusively!

Electrical current is measured in amperes.  An ampere is reached when one coulomb of charge is conducted in one second.

The ampere is named after André-Marie Ampère and is often shortened to just amp.

The ampere's symbol is "A"

In the common water analogy, current is like the current in a river measured in gallons per second.

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