# Amperage or Current

what do you call it… amperage or current. or if you have another word for it, post it here

AMPERAGE!!!

I say both.

juice!

Technically isn’t amperage the units of current. You don’t go thats a 50 current battery.

if there is a number in front then i say amp ie: thats a 50amp battery. Otherwise i would say something like:that motor draws alot of current.

the correct way is “those motors draw too much amperage”

Amperage…duh

The Ampere is a unit of current. The term amperage is looking for current expressed in amperes.

Current can also be expressed in coulombs per second, which is what Amperes are.

Volts are expressed in Joules per coulomb.

Im from georgia. lol

Your taking this argument way too far…

Btw, current!

I am a non-conformist. I refer to “amperage” or “current” as FUZZY-WORMS!!! (i.e. “That amount of fuzzy-worms is sure to blow out fuse in a hlaf-second.” or “\$@#\$@#\$@#\$@#, thats alotta fuzzy-worms!”)

heh, or not.

Although that would be funny. I like ‘Juice’ although I usually say current when not talking numbers, therefore I selected other.

Current is winning! and yes we are taking this too far but it is fun!

I call it amps…more fun to say in a scottish accent, like scotty from star trek, “THE REVOLVING LIGHTS PULLING TOO MANY AMPS CAP’N”…thats about the time the team asks “Who let the animator in…and how does he know the revolving lights pulling amps…”

Typically, amperage, though I occasionally say current.

OK i went on a little venture to find out wut we should call it.
I stuck my finger in it and found out its called OUCH !!!

Shucks, I’ve always just called it 'tricity.

I have always been of the impression that non-electrical types use the term amperage since they don’t understand the technical side of things but know that current is measured in amps. Ampere is the correct term for units of electric current flow, which most people have shortened to amps. e.g. “The motor rating is 129 amp(ere)s at stall.”
Current is used to refer to the flow of electricity, typically for conventional current flow but it can be used for electron flow as well. e.g. “When the switch is closed, current flows in the circuit.” or “Current flows from the battery through the wires to the motor and then back to the battery.” or “Electron current flows from cathode to plate in a vacuum tube.”

Magic smoke

It’s the smae stuff inside all the electrical components, when the smoke gets released, the component no longer works:(
This seems to apply for everything electrical.

Amperes of current are what you don’t get when you are late for work in the middle of the winter and your car won’t start because your battery is kaput. Amperes are what you do get when you start up something with a motor having a rusty bearing and something melts down. Funny about that.