# How many amps is 4500 watts at 240 volts?

DdslreportsUpdated: 6th October 2019

Since this is a purely resistive load 5500 watts at 240 volts is

**23 amps**, breaker is sized at**30 amps**and 10 awg wiring is used. In your case if the elements are strapped for 4500 watts draw is**18.75 amps**, permanent draw loads should be sized at 80% of breaker capacity so a**20 amp**breaker is limited to**16 amps**.In this manner, how many amps is equal to 1 watt?

For example

Converting Amps to Watts.

The conversion of Amps to Watts at fixed voltage is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts.

For example 1 amp *

**12**watts/**12**volts = 1 amp.Converting Amps to Watts.

The conversion of Amps to Watts at fixed voltage is governed by the equation Watts = Amps x Volts.

For example 1 amp *

**110**volts =**110**watts.How much is 1200 watts in amps?

That's because watts = volts x amps So if you look on the back of an electrical device (or on a lightbulb) and it says 1200 watts, and you live in the U.S. or Canada where your house has

**120**volts, then: 1200 watts =**120**volts x**10 amps**Houses in other parts of the world have electricity that is 240 volts.