To convert Milliamps (mA) to Amps is fairly easy and only takes basic mathematical knowledge.

mA is short for milliamps. There are 1000 milliamps in 1 amp.

You could also write or type it out and then just move the decimal place over 3 spaces.

If you want to convert from mA to A, multiply by 1000.

If you want to convert from A to mA, divide by 1000.

For example:

1 mA = 0.001 Amp (A)

10 mA = 0.01 Amp (A)

100 mA = 0.1 Amp (A)

1000 mA = 1 Amp (A)

 

Did you know the ampere, often shortened to “amp”, is the base unit of electric current?

 


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gpix13

Joined: Jun 08 2008
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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 8:43 pm

I was wondering what the conversion method would be, like a 4.7″ flex strip uses 80 mA. How could i convert that to amps? to tell me that a 4.7″ flex strip uses X amount of amps? Any comments appreciated.
PwrRngr

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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:04 pm

Move the decimal place over 3 spaces (which is the same as dividing by 1,000).

So, 80mA would equal 0.080A

lbjshaq2345

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Post Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:44 pm

I was gonna say use google calculator, but it doesn’t do amps. PwrRngr has ya covered though.
Milli = prefix for thousandth
robbie

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:17 am

^^ Use Pwrrngr he pwns calculators.
Phil
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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:18 am

Just have to type it out the long way icon_confused.gif

“80 milliamps to amps”

https://www.google.com/search?complete=1&hl=…to+amps&btnG=Search&aq=f

gpix13

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:51 am

Thank you guys, I appreciate it. I just wasn’t sure.

Phil
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lbjshaq2345

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 7:45 am

gpix13 wrote:
Phil
Man I really appreciate how you guys have handled my situation and the return policy. Thanks bro.

Great thing is I’m sure we could all say this about Oz.

SyTrepT

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:11 pm

Now the real question is how to you convert amps to milliamps… o.O
lbjshaq2345

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 12:39 pm

Move the decimal place back…
PwrRngr

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Post Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:42 pm

SyTrepT wrote:
Now the real question is how to you convert amps to milliamps… o.O

Opposite of mA to A. So you would move the decimal place 3 spots to the right (same as multiplying by 1,000).

SyTrepT

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Post Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:21 am

Brilliant!