Ampere vs Voltage - What's the difference?
As a proper noun ampere
is , known for:.
As a noun voltage is
(physics) the difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.
* , amp, A
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)
(physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.
The potential difference between live conductors and neutral conductors or the earth in a system when in operation.
- The voltage between the wires is too low to produce a spark.
- Be careful when opening high-voltage equipment.