Ampere vs Voltage - What's the difference?

ampere | voltage |


As a proper noun ampere

is , known for:.

As a noun voltage is

(physics) the difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.

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

    voltage

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (physics) The difference in electrostatic potential between two points in space.
  • The voltage between the wires is too low to produce a spark.
  • The potential difference between live conductors and neutral conductors or the earth in a system when in operation.
  • Be careful when opening high-voltage equipment.