Enter the wattage rating and the source voltage into the calculator to determine the amperage draw of the appliance.

## Amps Draw Formula

The following formula is used to calculate an amperage draw amount.

A = WR / SV

- Where A is the amps draw (amps)
- WR is the wattage rating (watts)
- SV is the source voltage

## Amps Draw Definition

**What is amps draw? **An amperage draw is the total current in amps delivered to an appliance or device that is dependent on the source voltage and wattage rating of the device.

## Example Problem

How to calculate amps draw?

**First, determine the wattage rating.**For this example, we are looking a a lightbulb with a wattage rating of 200 watts.

**Next, determine the source voltage.**The light bulb is connected to a standard outlet, so the source voltage is 120 volts.

**Finally, calculate the amps draw.**Using the formula, the total current is 200/120 = 1.66 amps.

## FAQ

**Are amps drawn or pushed? **Amps are always drawn from a source as opposed to being pushed.

**What determines amps draw? **The amount of amps or current that a device or appliance requires is dependent on the source voltage and the maximum power of the device, known as the wattage rating.