# What is Convert HP to Amps? [3 Phase, Single, Two-Phase, DC]

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Horsepower
HP
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Current
Amps
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V
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% To convert horsepower to amperes, you will need to know the voltage of the electrical system and the power factor of the load.

Horsepower (HP) is a unit of power, while amperes (A) is a unit of electric current. In order to convert from HP to A, you need to use the following formula:

Amperes (A) = (Horsepower (HP) x 746) / (Voltage (V) x Power Factor (PF))

For example, if you have a 3 HP motor that operates at 240 V and has a power factor of 0.8, the current draw in amperes would be:

Amperes (A) = (3 HP x 746) / (240 V x 0.8)

= 1119.6 / 192

= 5.8 A

It's important to note that this conversion is only an estimate, and the actual current draw may be different due to losses in the system and other factors.

If you don't know the voltage and power factor of the system, you will need to measure them or consult the manufacturer's specifications.