Convert Kiloamperes to Amperes

Enter the electric current in kiloamperes below to get the value converted to amperes.

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1 kA = 1,000 A

How to Convert Kiloamperes to Amperes

conversion scale showing kiloamperes and equivalent amperes electric current values

To convert a kiloampere measurement to a ampere measurement, multiply the electric current by the conversion ratio. One kiloampere is equal to 1,000 amperes, so use this simple formula to convert:

amperes = kiloamperes × 1,000

The electric current in amperes is equal to the kiloamperes multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kiloamperes to amperes using the formula above.
5 kA = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 A

Kiloamperes and amperes are both units used to measure electric current. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kiloamperes

One kiloampere is equal to 1,000 amperes, which are the electrical current equal to the flow of one coulomb per second.

The kiloampere is a multiple of the ampere, which is the SI base unit for electric current. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. A kiloampere is sometimes also referred to as a kiloamp. Kiloamperes can be abbreviated as kA, for example 1 kiloampere can be written as 1 kA.

Amperes

The ampere, commonly referred to as just "amp," is the electrical current constant equal to the flow of one coulomb per second. According to an SI brochure, the ampere is a constant current that when passsed through two straight and parallel conductors that are spaced one meter apart, will produce a force equal to 0.0000002 newtons per meter of length.

The ampere is the SI base unit for electric current in the metric system. A ampere is sometimes also referred to as an amp. Amperes can be abbreviated as A, for example 1 ampere can be written as 1 A.

Ohm's Law states the current between two points on a conductor is proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance. Using Ohm's Law, it's possible to express the current in amperes as an expression using resistance and voltage.

IA = VVR

The current in amperes is equal to the potential difference in volts divided by the resistance in ohms.

Kiloampere Measurements and Equivalent Ampere Conversions

Common kiloampere values converted to the equivalent ampere value
Kiloamperes Amperes
1 kA 1,000 A
2 kA 2,000 A
3 kA 3,000 A
4 kA 4,000 A
5 kA 5,000 A
6 kA 6,000 A
7 kA 7,000 A
8 kA 8,000 A
9 kA 9,000 A
10 kA 10,000 A
11 kA 11,000 A
12 kA 12,000 A
13 kA 13,000 A
14 kA 14,000 A
15 kA 15,000 A
16 kA 16,000 A
17 kA 17,000 A
18 kA 18,000 A
19 kA 19,000 A
20 kA 20,000 A
21 kA 21,000 A
22 kA 22,000 A
23 kA 23,000 A
24 kA 24,000 A
25 kA 25,000 A
26 kA 26,000 A
27 kA 27,000 A
28 kA 28,000 A
29 kA 29,000 A
30 kA 30,000 A
31 kA 31,000 A
32 kA 32,000 A
33 kA 33,000 A
34 kA 34,000 A
35 kA 35,000 A
36 kA 36,000 A
37 kA 37,000 A
38 kA 38,000 A
39 kA 39,000 A
40 kA 40,000 A

More Kiloampere Electric Current Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Milliamperes
1 kA is equal to 1,000,000 milliamperes
Convert to Megaamperes
1 kA is equal to 0.001 megaamperes
Centimetre–Gram–Second Units
Convert to Biots
1 kA is equal to 100 biots
Convert to Abamperes
1 kA is equal to 100 abamperes
Convert to Statamperes
1 kA is equal to 299,792,453,684.3 statamperes
Other Units
Convert to Coulombs Per Second
1 kA is equal to 1,000 coulombs per second