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ampere hour (Ah or amp hour)

An ampere hour (abbreviated Ah, or sometimes amp hour) is the amount of energy charge in a battery that will allow one ampere of current to flow for one hour.

An ampere is a unit of measure of the rate of electron flow or current in an electrical conductor. One ampere of current represents one coulomb of electrical charge moving past a specific point in one second.

A milliampere hour (mAh) is 1,000th of an Ah, and is commonly used as a measure of charge in notebook computer batteries. The mAh provides an indication of how long the PC will operate on its battery without having to recharge it.

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This was last updated in February 2015

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Thank you very much, very informative video.
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Due to the length or my driveway (300 feet from the house), I decided to install two lights operating on 12v battery to be supplied from 80 watt solar panel. Light bulbs will be LED. Any tips or advise? 
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Very informative video, but there is a major flaw in your videos calculations. You pulled the wrong value from step 2 to start the calculations in step 3. The starting value of the equation in step 3 should be the result of step 2 (306.48 not 38.31). The final value should be 766.2 AH, not 95.78.
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