Enter the maximum current (amps), the angular frequency (rad/s), and the time (s) into the calculator to determine the Instantaneous Current.

## Instantaneous Current Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Instantaneous Current.

I(t) = Im * sin (w*t )

• Where I(t) is the Instantaneous Current (amps)
• Im is the maximum current (amps)
• w is the angular frequency (rad/s)
• t is the time (s)

## How to Calculate Instantaneous Current?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Instantaneous Current.

Example Problem #1

1. First, determine the maximum current (amps). In this example, the maximum current (amps) is determined to be 40 .
2. Next, determine the angular frequency (rad/s). For this problem, the angular frequency (rad/s) is measured to be 10 .
3. Next, determine the time (s). In this case, the time (s) is found to be 5.
4. Finally, calculate the Instantaneous Current using the formula above:

I(t) = Im * sin (w*t )

Inserting the values from above and solving yields:

I(t) = 40 * sin (10*5 ) = -10.494 (amps)

Example Problem #2

Using the same method as above, determine the variables required by the formula. For this example problem, these are:

maximum current (amps) = 50