What is the difference between picoamp and ampere?

picoamp | ampere |

Picoamp is a derived term of ampere.


As nouns the difference between picoamp and ampere

is that picoamp is one million millionth (10-12) of an ampere symbol: pa while ampere is a unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the international system of units abbreviation: amp, symbol: a.

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picoamp

English

Alternative forms

* pico-amp

Noun

(en noun)
  • One million millionth (10-12) of an ampere. Symbol: pA.
  • 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