If you want to quickly convert amps to milliamps, use our calculator below:
The Benefits of Working In Milliamps
Working with milliamps has several advantages.
You can use milliamperes to get more precise readings of electrical currents in devices with low power consumption. Milliamps can also help you monitor and control electrical circuits that have low power requirements. By using milliamps, it becomes easier to identify potential problems or inefficiencies in these circuits.
How To Convert Amps to Milliamps
You can convert amps to milliamps with the following formula:
amps (A) x 1000 = milliamps (mA)
Here are a few examples:
If your smartphone charger requires a current of around 1 amp to charge your phone quickly, it would need 1000 milliamps.
1 amp x 1000 = 1000 milliamps
A laptop usually requires a current of around 2.5 amps to charge efficiently. You can also express this as 2500 milliamps.
2.5 amps x 1000 = 2500 milliamps
Your electric kettle will require about 10 amps to boil water quickly. This means it needs 10,000 milliamps.
10 amps x 1000 = 10,000 milliamps
Common Amps to Milliamps Conversions
Here’s a guide with some common amps to milliamps conversions.
5 Interesting Facts About Amperes
The ampere was named after the French mathematician and physicist André-Marie Ampère (1775-1836). He is considered the father of electromagnetism.
Amperes was only officially recognized as the name of a unit of electrical current in 1881.
The discovery of the ampere made Andre Marie Ampère a Nobel prize winner.
A household circuit typically operates at about 15 to 20 amps, whereas a large industrial plant may use several thousand amps.
The unit of the ampere is abbreviated as “A.” It is one of the seven base SI (International System of Units) units.