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abampere (abA)

The abampere (symbolized abA) is the unit of current in the cgs (centimeter/gram/second) system of electromagnetic units. It is the equivalent of one abcoulomb (1 abC) of charge carriers moving past a specific point in one second.

The abampere is a moderately large unit of current, equivalent to 10 ampere s (A). In most applications, the ampere, which is the unit of current in the International System of Units ( SI ), is preferred.

Also see current , cgs or small-unit metric system , and International System of Units ( SI ).

This was last updated in March 2011

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