# Electric Current

Convert between units of electric currentwith ease, ensuring accuracy and convenience in various applications across different measuring systems.

## Electric current units conversion

## What is electric current?

**Electric current** is the flow of electric charge through a conductor. It's measured in amperes (A) and represents the charge flow rate past a given point in a circuit per unit time.

## Electric current is fundamental in the fields of:

**Electrical Engineering**- designing and analyzing electrical circuits, devices, and systems.**Physics**- understanding electromagnetism is crucial in many physical phenomena.**Electronics**- operation of electronic devices, such as computers, smartphones, and televisions.

## Electric current units

**International System of Units (SI)**

The standard unit of electric current in the SI system is **ampere (A)**. One ampere is defined as the flow of one coulomb of charge per second.**Kiloampere (kA), Megaampere (MA), Gigaampere (GA), Teraampere (TA)**: These are multiples of the ampere used for large current values.**Milliampere (mA), Microampere (µA), Nanoampere (nA), and Picoampere (pA)**- the subunits of the ampere for small current values.

**CGS (Centimeter-Gram-Second) Electromagnetic Unit System**

**Abampere (abA).**1 abA = 10 A.

**CGS Electrostatic Unit System**

**Statampere (statA)**. One statampere is equivalent to approximately 3.33564 x 10^-10 amperes.

**Other Units**

**Biot (Bi):** A unit of electric current used in magnetostatics. 1 Bi = 10 A.**Coulomb/second:** Represents a flow of electric charge of one coulomb per second.**Franklin/second:** Represents a flow of electric charge of one franklin per second.**Gilbert (Gi):** A unit of electric current used in magnetism, approximately equal to 0.795775 amperes.**Siemens/Volt (S/V):** Represents a current in siemens per volt, a measure of electrical conductance.

Whether you're working with standard SI units or specialized units used in specific fields, our converter provides a reliable tool for seamless conversion of electric current measurements.