what is the difference between dc amps and ac amps?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    DC stands for direct current this means that there is no sign wave involved instead there is a relatively steady voltage with respect to ground.

    AC is alternating current this means that voltage is constantly shifting from negative to positive several times per second with respect to ground.

    Ground is considered to be 0V

    AC current is current produced by AC voltage

    DC current is current produced by DC voltage

  • 1 decade ago

    Consider voltage as the carrying medium, and the amps as the force to get the work done.

    There's really no difference in the amps, it's the way they're measured. For AC, you use a meter with an amp clamp. With DC, as in your car, you have to install an ammeter in-line on your main power feed.

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