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) 

To calculate average current, multiply the peak current by .636.

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)