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What is an amp?

Amp definition - A measurement of the amount of electrical current flowing in a circuit at any given moment. This unit of measurment's full name is ampere.

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An amp is a measurement for electricity that is commonly used in households when referring to how much electricity is passing through an outlet. The more amps that is available in a house, allows more electrical appliances to be connected. The average household usually carry's around one hundred amps.

Last Updated: January 18, 2012
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