# How to Increase Amperage in an Electrical Circuit

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Amperage is the speed at which electricity moves through a circuit. Increasing the amperage in an electrical circuit is done by removing or reducing the amount of resistance that the voltage in the circuit encounters.

How to Increase Amperage in an Electrical Circuit
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## Changes in Voltage

The voltage of a circuit is the amperage multiplied by the resistance the voltage encounters. Removing resistance allows the electricity to move more quickly through the circuit and change the amperage. A circuit conducting electricity at a higher amperage is similar to water running through a hose. If the hose diameter doesn't change, but the water pressure from the faucet suddenly doubles, the water will be moving through the hose twice as fast. By decreasing the resistance the voltage encounters in a circuit but maintaining the same amperage, you will increase the amount of power running through the circuit. Amperage itself can be bolstered in two different ways.

## Increasing Amperage

To increase amperage, you need to make sure that all the wiring and circuitry has the capacity to support a larger amperage of electricity. An "ampere rating" describes the amount of amperage that wires, breakers and other attendant devices can support.

If your circuit contains chips known as resistors, you can lower resistance and therefore increase amperage by switching out the current resistor for a one with a lower rating. If your current resistor is 6 ohms, you can switch it out for a 4-ohm resistor. By keeping the voltage exactly the same but lowering the resistance you will increase the amperage of the circuit.