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How Many Amps is 2000 Watts - 2000 Watts to Amps

Conversion from Amps to Watts cannot be done directly without introducing the third unit - volts.

That's why when somebody asks how many Amps is 2000 Watts, one has to respond with the question "at what volts?".

Published: December 9, 2021.

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Little Bit of Theory

In order to calculate current in Amps, one has to use the formula:

I(A) = P(W) / U(V)

where:

- I(A): current given in Amps,

- P(W): power given in Watts,

- U(V): voltage (potential difference) given in volts.

Note: this is a very simple formula, assuming that the current is either DC (Direct Current) or the current is AC (Alternate Current) with the phase shift of zero degrees - otherwise, we would have to calculate both "real power" and "reactive power".

Now, if we want to convert 2000 watts to Amps, we have:

I(A) = 2000W / U(V)

The following Watts to Amps conversion table lists power, currents, and voltages of specific loads:

Power (HP) Power (W) Current @ Nominal Voltage
12 Volts 24 Volts 36 Volts 120 Volts 230 Volts
0.335 HP 250 W 20.83 A 10.41 A 6.94 A 2.083 A 1.087 A
0.67 HP 500 W 41.67 A 20.83 A 13.89 A 4.167 A 2.174 A
1 HP 746 W 62.16 A 31.08 A 20.72 A 6.216 A 3.243 A
1.34 HP 1000 W 83.33 A 41.66 A 27.78 A 8.333 A 4.238 A
1.5 HP 1119 W 93.25 A 46.62 A 31.08 A 9.325 A 4.865 A
2 HP 1492 W 124.3 A 62.16 A 41.44 A 12.43 A 6.487 A
2.0107 HP 1500 W 125 A 62.5 A 41.66 A 12.5 A 6.521 A
2.5 HP 1865 W 155.4 A 77.71 A 51.81 A 15.41 A 8.108 A
2.68 HP 2000 W 166.6 A 83.3 A 55.5 A 16.66 A 8.695 A
3 HP 2238 W 186.5 A 93.25 A 62.16 A 18.65 A 9.730 A
4 HP 2984 W 248.6 A 124.3 A 82.88 A 24.86 A 12.97 A
4.021 HP 3000 W 250 A 125 A 83.33 A 25 A 13.04 A
5 HP 3730 W 310.8 A 155.4 A 103.6 A 31.08 A 16.21 A
5.3619 HP 4000 W 333.3 A 166.6 A 111.1 A 33.33 A 17.39 A
6 HP 4476 W 373 A 186.5 A 124.3 A 37.3 A 19.46 A
6.70 HP 5000 W 416.6 A 208.3 A 138.8 A 41.6 A 21.74 A
7.5 HP 5595 W 466.2 A 233.1 A 155.4 A 46.6 A 24.33 A
10 HP 7460 W 621.6 A 310.8 A 207.2 A 62.1 A 32.43 A
13.40 HP 10000 W 833.3 A 416.6 A 277.8 A 83.3 A 43.48 A
26.80 HP 20000 W 1666.6 A 833.3 A 555.6 A 166.6 A 86.96 A

So, if we check the table, 2000 watts converted to Amps is:

- @12V: 166.6 A,

- @24V: 83.3 A,

- @36V: 55.5 A,

- @120V: 16.66 A,

- @230V: 8.695 A.

As one can see, as the voltage is increased, the Amps decreases, for the same power transferred - this is the reason why, for example, 2000W power inverter's preferred input voltages are 24 or 36 or even 48V and not 12V.

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In order to measure electric current, one can use ammeters in the form of digital multimeters, or clamp ammeters, depending on the current strength.


Long Story Short: If You want to calculate current in Amps from the power given in watts, You have to know the actual voltage and then use the following formula:

I(A) = P(W) / U(V)

And that is all ...

 

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