how to know max current or voltage

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by tousifdange, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. tousifdange

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    Jun 17, 2008
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    I m confused many times.........
    for 230v, whats current supplied or its just voltage?
    for 5v, , whats current supplied or its just voltage?
    i want 2 know, this details.....
    Plz help
     
  2. mik3

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    Feb 4, 2008
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    To have power and turn on a device you need to have both voltage and current because power=voltage*current. Thus, for example, your house main's voltage is 230V AC but the current drawn from it depends on the load you have connected on it.
     
  3. cumesoftware

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    It it ends with a V, you are probably dealing with voltage ratings. Current ratings end with an A (for example, 10A) and power ratings end with a W (for example, 500W).

    Also, AC means alternate current and DC means direct current. As milk3 said, the current drawn depends on the load.
     
  4. thingmaker3

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