Ultimate Guide to Milliamps to Amps (mA to A) Conversion

Milliamps (mA) and amperes (A) are both electrical current units, but they are different magnitudes. mA is a smaller unit than A. Ampere, generally abbreviated as amp, is the basic or SI unit of the electric current. In contrast, a milliampere (or mA) is 1/1000 of an ampere (or A). In mathematical terms, 1 amp is equal to 1000 milliamps. You can use this equation to convert mA to A or vice versa. If you are planning to invest in solar power stations, you'll need to look for their amps or milliamps value and match it with the power requirements of your appliances.

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Generally, the higher the value of amps, the better your solar power station. Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations come with high wattage and ampere value. The most popular home battery backups include Jackery Explorer 3000 Pro Portable Power Station, Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro Portable Power Station, Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro Portable Power Station, and Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station. They come with high Wh and Ah values that make them ideal for charging appliances for long hours.  

Products

Image

Capacity

Rated / Peak Power

Battery Cell

Size

Explorer 3000 Pro

 

jackery explorer 3000 pro power station

3024Wh

3000W (6000W Peak)

NMC

Length: 18.6 in (47.24 cm)

 

Width: 14.1 in (35.81 cm)

 

Height: 14.7 in (37.36 cm)

Explorer 2000 Pro

 jackery explorer 2000 pro power station

2160Wh

2200W (4400W Peak)

NMC

Length: 15.1 in (38.4 cm)

 

Width: 10.5 in (26.9 cm)

 

Height: 12.1 in (30.75 cm)

Explorer 1500 Pro

 

jackery explorer 1500 pro power station

1512Wh

1800W (3600W Peak)

NMC

Length: 15.12 in (38.4 cm)

 

Width: 10.59 in (26.9 cm)

 

Height: 12.11 in (30.75 cm)

Explorer 1000 Plus

 

jackery explorer 1000 plus power station

1.25-5kWh

2000W (4000W Peak)

LiFePO4

Length: 14 in (35.6 cm)

 

Width: 10.24 in (26 cm)

 

Height: 11.14 in (28.3 cm)

What Is Milliamps to Amps (mA to A)

A milliamp (mA) measures the electric current flowing through an electric conductor and even determines the rate of electron flow. Milliamp-hour is often used as a rating unit for battery capacities for small devices like smartphones, clocks, cordless appliances, laptops, etc. The mAh ratings differ depending on the battery type and construction. In the metric system, milli is the prefix of  or thousandths.

The ampere or amps is the base unit of electric current and is used to specify the electricity flow in appliances. The amount of current flowing in a circuit depends on the voltage and resistance. The ampere, abbreviated as A, is a comparatively larger current amount. The ampere is commonly referred to as amps, which is equal to the flow of one coulomb per second.

Amperage and Ohm's Law

According to Ohm's law, the current between two points in a conductor is proportional to voltage and inversely proportional to resistance.

Here is how Ohm's law is expressed:

I = V  / R

In other words, the current (abbreviated in amps) is equal to the voltage (abbreviated in volts) and resistance (abbreviated in ohms).

But how many milliamps are in an amp? The electric current in amps equals the electric current in milliamps divided by 1000. In mathematical terms, one milliamp equals one-thousandth of an ampere, or one ampere is equivalent to 1000 milliamperes.

Amperes = Milliamperes ÷ 1000

How to Convert mA to A?

If you want to convert mA to A, all you need to do is divide the value of milliamperes by 1000.

Formula: A = mA ÷ 1000.

converting milliamps to amps

Here are some examples of converting milliamps to amps (mA to A).

Example 1: Convert 3000mA to Ampere (A)

Amps (A) = 3000mA / 1000 = 3A

Example 2: Convert 1500mA to Ampere (A)

Amps (A) = 1500mA / 1000 = 1.5A

Example 3: The most popular Jackery Explorer Power Stations has a high milliamp rating of 50,000 mAh. You can convert milliamp-hour to amp-hour using the below formula.

Amps-hour = 50,000mAh / 1000 = 50Ah

Milliamps represent small electric currents, especially in devices like laptops, smartphones, etc. While amps are used in larger electrical appliances like refrigerators, air conditioners, etc.

Converting mA to A lets you work with electric currents more practically and ensures consistency when comparing appliances with different electric units.

Below are some of the typical mA to A conversions.

Milliampere [mA]

Ampere [A]

0.01 mA

1.0E-5 A

0.1 mA

0.0001 A

1 mA

0.001 A

2 mA

0.002 A

3 mA

0.003 A

5 mA

0.005 A

10 mA

0.01 A

20 mA

0.02 A

50 mA

0.05 A

100 mA

0.1 A

Here is the mA to A table where we will reveal some more common milliamp to amp conversions.

Milliamps (mA)

Amps (A)

1 mA

0.001 A

2 mA

0.002 A

3 mA

0.003 A

4 mA

0.004 A

5 mA

0.005 A

10 mA

0.01 A

20 mA

0.02 A

30 mA

0.03 A

40 mA

0.04 A

50 mA

0.05 A

100 mA

0.1 A

250 mA

0.25 A

500 mA

0.5 A

750 mA

0.75 A

1000 mA

1 A

How to Convert A to mA?

Similar to mA to A conversion, you can convert amps to milliamps (A to mA) using one formula.

Formula: mA = A × 1000

converting amps to milliamps

Example 1: Convert 5A to mA

mA = 5A × 1000 = 5000mA

Example 2: Convert 10A to mA

mA = 10A × 1000 = 10,000mA

Example 3: Convert 1.5A to mA

mA = 1.5A × 1000 = 1500mA

While amperes are common in power systems, there are instances when you'll need to convert amps to milliamps. It is of paramount importance when you are dealing with multiple values. Converting the mixture of small and large currents ensures consistency and simplifies comparison.

Below are some common A to mA conversions.

Amps (A)

Milliamps (mA)

0.01 A

10 mA

0.05 A

50 mA

1 A

1000 mA

2 A

2000 mA

3 A

3000 mA

4 A

4000 mA

5 A

5000 mA

Both milliamperes and amperes are units that measure electric current. Here is the amps to milliamps conversion scale.

amperes to milliamperes conversion scale

How to Convert mA to All

Converting milliamperes (mA) to amperes (A) and more is a fundamental skill that allows for seamless transitions between units of electric current. In this section, we will learn how to convert mA to A, as well as other units of current, such as microamps (μA), nanoamps (nA), and kiloamperes (kA).

Abamperes (abA): Abamperes, also called biot (Bi), is the unit of electric current in the cgs-emu (centimeter-gram-second electromagnetic) system of units. It is generally abbreviated as abA.

Gigaamperes (GA): It is the SI-multiple of the electric current unit ampere and is generally equal to 1 billion amperes.

Gilberts (Gb): An obsolete unit of the electric current generally used in practical cgs and CGS-EMU systems for measuring magnetomotive force.

Kiloamperes (kA): It is the multiple of ampere, which is the SI unit for electric current. One kiloampere of electric current is equal to 1000 amperes.

Megaamperes (MA): One megaampere of electric current is equivalent to 1,000,000 ampere. In the current metric system, the prefix "mega" is for millions or .

Microamperes (μA): It is the unit of electric current, which is equal to one-millionth of an ampere.

Nanoamperes (nA): The SI unit of electrical current whose value is equal to  of an ampere.

Ah, or amp-hour, is one of the most important terms that describe battery capacity. For instance, a fully charged 20Ah power station is capable of providing 20 amps of current for one hour or 5 amps of current for 4 hours.

In the below table, we will convert 1 mA to some common electric-current units like amperes, abamperes, gigaamperes, kiloamperes, microamperes, etc.

1 Milliampere

to common electric-current units

1 mA

= 0.001 amperes (A)

1 mA

= 0.0001 abamperes (abA)

1 mA

= 1.0E-12 gigaamperes (GA)

1 mA

= 0.0012566366121077 gilberts (Gb)

1 mA

= 0.0001 biots (Bi)

1 mA

= 1.0E-6 kiloamperes (kA)

1 mA

= 1.0E-9 megaamperes (MA)

1 mA

= 1000 microamperes (μA)

1 mA

= 1 milliamperes (mA)

1 mA

= 1000000 nanoamperes (nA)

Jackery Portable Power Stations Explained

Amp-hours is the unit that measures the capacity of a power station or battery. The Ah rating defines the amount of current a battery can provide at a specific rate for a particular time. When selecting the right power station, you'll need to note its amp hours.

Jackery is a renowned solar brand manufacturer of high-quality solar panels, solar generators, and power stations. They generally have a higher watt-hour and amp-hour value. This means these power stations can supply electricity to appliances for long hours.

The Jackery Explorer Portable Power Station features NMC or LiFePO4 batteries with high watt-hour and ampere-hour ratings. The power stations or battery backups can be recharged with the help of Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels made with monocrystalline silicon cells.

When placed under direct sunlight, the highly efficient Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels trap and convert the solar power into DC current. The electricity is passed to the Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations via solar cables and converted to AC electricity. You can charge the appliances by connecting them to the output ports of the power station.

Below are a few popular and larger-capacity Jackery Explorer Portable Power Stations for various scenarios like camping, hiking, RVing, and home emergencies.

Jackery Explorer 3000 Pro Portable Power Station 

The Jackery Explorer 3000 Pro Portable Power Station has a larger battery capacity of 3024Wh and can be fully recharged in a mere 3.5 hours via 6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels. The battery backup supports the charging of 99% of appliances, all thanks to the high Ah rating of 70. It can even charge travel trailers and RVs to make outdoor travel more comfortable.

jackery explorer 3000 pro portable power station

Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro Portable Power Station

With an NMC battery of 2160Wh capacity and high 2200W output, the Jackery Explorer 2000 Pro Portable Power Station is ideal for homeowners and outdoor adventures. It is compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry the power station from one place to another.

The battery backup is rated at 50Ah, meaning it can supply electricity to small and large appliances for extended periods. It has multiple AC, USB-A, and USB-C output ports to charge 8 electrical devices simultaneously. The battery backup can be fully recharged in under 2.5 hours with the help of 6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels and in under 2 hours via an AC wall outlet.

jackery explorer 2000 pro portable power station

Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro Portable Power Station 

The Jackery Explorer 1500 Pro Portable Power Station has an NMC battery of 1512Wh capacity and a massive 1800W AC output. It weighs only 37.4 lbs and has a folding handle, making the battery backup an excellent choice for outdoor adventures. The battery backup solution features many output ports to charge around 8 devices at the same time.

The battery backup solution can be recharged in three ways: an AC outlet, a car charger, and Jackery SolarSaga Solar Panels. It has a 35Ah rating, making the power station ideal for charging 95% of your home or outdoor appliances. If you are looking for a solar power system that can power your essential gear during blackouts, brownouts, or power outages, the Jackery Solar Generator 1500 Pro might be a good fit.

jackery explorer 1500 pro portable power station

Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station 

The Jackery Explorer 1000 Plus Portable Power Station has a LiFePO4 battery of 1264Wh and a high 2000W output. One of the essential features of the power station is its ability to be expanded from 1.25kWh to 5kWh by adding Jackery Battery Pack 1000 Plus. It can power the home for 1-3 days, making it a great home backup solution.

The all-in-one portable power station can be charged full in 2 hours using 4*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels. It also has a higher amp-hour rating of 30.4Ah and can safely charge 99% of appliances by supplying steady solar power.

jackery explorer 1000 plus portable power station

Explorer 3000 Pro 

Explorer 2000 Pro 

Explorer 1500 Pro

Explorer 1000 Plus

Capacity

3024Wh

2160Wh

1512Wh

1.25-5kWh

Battery Cell

NMC

NMC

NMC

LiFePO4

Recharging Methods

Solar Recharging: 3.5 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 2.4 H

Car Recharging: 35 H

Solar Recharging: 5.5 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 2 H

Car Recharging: 24 H

Solar Recharging: 4 H (6*Jackery SolarSaga 100W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 2 H

Car Recharging: 16.5 H

Solar Recharging: 2 H (4*Jackery SolarSaga 200W Solar Panels)

Wall Recharging: 1.7 H

Car Recharging: 7 H

Working Hours

Kettle (850W): 3 H

Electric Drill (900W): 2.8 H

Electric pressure cooker (1080W): 2.3 H

Coffee Maker (1120W): 2.2 H

Portable Air Conditioner (1150W): 2.2 H

Kettle (850W): 2.1H

Electric Drill (900W): 2 H

Electric pressure cooker (1080W): 1.7 H

Coffee Maker (1120W): 1.6 H

Portable Air Conditioner (1150W): 1.5 H

Kettle (850W): 1.5 H

Electric Drill (900W): 1.4 H

Electric pressure cooker (1080W): 1.1 H

Coffee Maker (1120W): 1.1 H

Portable Air Conditioner (1150W): 1.1 H

Kettle (850W): 1.2 H

Electric Drill (900W): 1.2 H

Electric pressure cooker (1080W): 1 H

Coffee Maker (1120W): 57 min

Portable Air Conditioner (1150W): 56 min

Milliamps to Amps (mA to A) FAQs

How many mA is equal to 1A? How many Amps is equal to 1000mA?

One milliampere is equal to 1/1000 of an ampere. In other words, the milliampere is the multiple of an ampere, which is the electrical current equivalent to the flow of one coulomb per second. You can easily convert mA to A using the formula: mA = 1/1000A.

If you have 1000mA, you can substitute the values in the above formula to get amperes.

A = mA × 1000 = 1000mA × 1000 = 1,000,000 A

How to convert mAh to Wh?

Watt-hour, abbreviated as Wh, is the energy unit equal to one watt of power generated or consumed in one hour. Watt-hour and milliamp-hour both are generally used to describe the battery capacity.

The simple formula to convert mAh to Wh is:

Watt-hours (Wh) = milliampere (mAh) × Volts (V) ÷ 1000

For instance, if the power station has a mAh of 50,000 and 120V, the battery capacity in watt-hour would be:

Wh = 50,000mAh × 120V ÷ 1000 = 6000Wh.

Below we will convert some common mAh values to Wh.

Milliamp Hours (mAh)

Voltage (V)

Watt Hours (Wh)

1mAh

3.7V

0.0037Wh

1,000mAh

3.7V

3.7Wh

1,200mAh

3.7V

4.44Wh

2,000mAh

3.7V

7.4Wh

2,500mAh

3.7V

9.25Wh

3,000mAh

3.7V

11.1Wh

4,000mAh

3.7V

14.8Wh

4,500mAh

3.7V

16.65Wh

5,000mAh

3.7V

18.5Wh

What is 2.5 mA to A?

2.5 mA stands for 2.5 milliamperes and can be converted to amperes with the help of a simple formula. Since one milliampere is the product of amperes and 1000, you can convert 2.5 mA to A using the below formula.

Ampere (or A) = 2.5 mAh ÷ 1000 = 0.0025 A (amps)

Is 2000 mA is the same as 2 A?

Yes. 2000 mA (milliamps) is equal to 2 A (amps). The conversion is based on the fact that one ampere equals 1000 milliamperes.

Final Thoughts

Converting mA to A becomes necessary when it comes to purchasing a solar power bank or generator. You can compare the mAh value of your appliances and find a compatible battery system to provide power.

Jackery Explorer Power Stations and Solar Generators are reliable power sources capable of charging most small and large appliances.

The finest range of Jackery power stations includes portable batteries with capacities ranging from 300Wh to 3000Wh and more. Depending on your power needs, consider choosing the right-fit power station to charge most of your home or outdoor appliances.