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## What happens if amperage is too high?

As long as the correct voltage is used, **a device will draw only the amperage it needs**, meaning there will not be “too many amps”. If an incorrect voltage is used — say a higher voltage than the device is rated to accept — then yes, too many amps may be drawn and the device can be damaged.

## Does amperage change in a transformer?

Transformers change electricity from one voltage level to another. But changing the voltage **does not** change the power. … So when a transformer increases voltage, it decreases current. Likewise, if it decreases voltage, it increases current.

## Does increasing voltage reduce amperage?

In a circuit, cutting the resistance by half and leaving the voltage unchanged will double the amperage across the circuit. If the circuit’s resistance remains unchanged, the amperage in a circuit **can be increased by increasing the voltage**.

## How do transformers reduce current?

A transformer is a device that can change the voltage of an alternating current (ac). … A step-up transformer has more turns of wire on its secondary coil than it does on its primary coil. Transformers will only work with an alternating current (ac) input. This transformer **steps up the voltage by reducing** the current.

## How do you determine the maximum amps of a transformer?

The full load current I_{(}_{A}_{)} in amps is equal to **1000 times of transformer rating S _{(}_{kVA}_{)}** in kVA divided by the multiplication of root 3 times of line to line voltage V

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_{)}in volts.

## How can the current of a transformer be increased?

Similarly, **when the voltage decreases in a step-down transformer**, the current increases proportionately. Thus, if the voltage is cut in half, the current doubles. In other words, power equals voltage times current. A transformer transfers power from the primary coil to the secondary coil.