Enter the air conditioner power consumption (watts) and the source voltage (volts) into the calculator to determine the Air Conditioner Current. 

Air Conditioner Current Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Air Conditioner Current. 

Iac= Pac / Vs

  • Where Iac is the Air Conditioner Current (amps)
  • Pac is the air conditioner power consumption (watts) 
  • Vs is the source voltage (volts) 

How to Calculate Air Conditioner Current?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Air Conditioner Current.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the air conditioner power consumption (watts). In this example, the air conditioner power consumption (watts) is measured to be 600.
  2. Next, determine the source voltage (volts). For this problem, the source voltage (volts) is calculated to be 5.
  3. Finally, calculate the Air Conditioner Current using the formula above: 

Iac= Pac / Vs

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Iac= 600 / 5 = 120 (amps)


Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are:

air conditioner power consumption (watts) = 240

source voltage (volts) = 3

Entering these values into the formula above gives : 

Iac= 240/ 3 = 80 (amps)