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Amperage is the strength of an electric current in Amperes (Sometimes shortened to Amps).

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There are two reasons you want a bigger wire for more current: Voltage drop due to resistance — i.e. your signal is attenuated too much. You can figure out for yourself whether this is acceptable ex …
answered Oct 24 '17 by Kevin Reid
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If you want to avoid cutting or disconnecting any wires, then you would use a clamp meter. The clamp is put around one of the wires of the circuit to measure the current through that wire. However, t …
answered Sep 18 '15 by Kevin Reid
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To be accurate, a current shunt must have a specific resistance value. The method used here to get that resistance just right is to build the shunt with a too-low resistance, then trim it by cutting i …
answered Sep 30 '17 by Kevin Reid