What is the difference between microamp and ampere?

microamp | ampere |

Microamp is a derived term of ampere.


As nouns the difference between microamp and ampere

is that microamp is one millionth ( 10-6 ) of an ampere, abbreviated as while ampere is a unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the international system of units abbreviation: amp, symbol: a.

microamp

English

Alternative forms

*micro-amp

Noun

(en noun)
  • One millionth ( 10-6 ) of an ampere, abbreviated as .
  • ampere

    English

    (wikipedia ampere)

    Alternative forms

    * , amp, A

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A
  • Definition: The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. ( The International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

    Derived terms

    * * * milliamp * microamp * nanoamp * picoamp