Enter the peak current (amps) into the calculator to determine the Average Current. 

Average Current Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Average Current. 

Iave = Ip * .636

  • Where Iave is the Average Current (amps)
  • Ip is the peak current (amps) 

How to Calculate Average Current?

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

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the peak current (amps). In this example, the peak current (amps) is measured to be 115.
  2. Finally, calculate the Average Current using the formula above: 

Iave = Ip * .636

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

Iave = 115* .636 = 73.14 (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:

peak current (amps) = 251

Entering these values into the formula above gives : 

Iave = 251 * .636 = 159.63 (amps)