# Watts to amps calculator

Electric power in watts (W) to electric current in amps (A) calculator.

Select current type, enter power in watts, voltage in volts, power factor for AC circuit and press the Calculate button (DC = Direct Current, AC = Alternating Current):

 Select current type: DC AC - Single phase AC - Three phase Enter power in watts: W Enter voltage in volts: V Current result in amps: A

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## DC watts to amps calculation

The current I in amps (A) is equal to the power P in watts (W), divided by the voltage V in volts (V):

I(A) = P(W) / V(V)

## AC single phase watts to amps calculation

The phase current I in amps (A) is equal to the power P in watts (W), divided by the power factor PF times the RMS voltage V in volts (V):

I(A) = P(W) / (PF × V(V))

The power factor of resistive impedance load is equal to 1.

## AC three phase watts to amps calculation

#### Calculation with line to line voltage

The phase current I in amps (A) is equal to the power P in watts (W), divided by square root of 3 times the power factor PF times the line to line RMS voltage VL-L in volts (V):

I(A) = P(W) / (3 × PF × VL-L(V) )

The power factor of resistive impedance load is equal to 1.

#### Calculation with line to neutral voltage

The phase current I in amps (A) is equal to the power P in watts (W), divided by 3 times the power factor PF times the line to neutral RMS voltage VL-N in volts (V):

I(A) = P(W) / (3 × PF × VL-N(V) )

The power factor of resistive impedance load is equal to 1.

## Typical power factor values

Do not use typical power factor values for accurate calculations.

Device Typical power factor
Fluorescent lamp 0.95
Incandescent lamp 1
Resistive oven 1
Synchronous motor 0.9

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