How many amps does your car use?

Updated: 4/28/2022
User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago

Best Answer

this question is kinda split into 2 answers.

1. total amps available to your car thru it's battery can be 500, 600, 700, etc amps

2.fused amps are restricted by the fuses, say a car radio has a amp draw of 5 amps so the fuse thru that circuit would be rated at 5.5 or possibly 6 amps to protect the component .

So total amps " used " in your car is simply added up all the fuse ratings of all the fuses in the car and you will be close.Now if you add excessories then the amps will increase with each item added.

One side note, the battery itself and the car have connected a special fuse called a fusible link to protect the whole car from say a bad short so say a 500 amp battery does not burn the car or explode the battery .Hope this helps.

User Avatar

Wiki User

12y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How many amps does your car use?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Can you hook a car amplifier to a home stereo?

No you cannot house amps use 120 volt ac car amps use 12 volt dc

How many amps do you need to charge a car battery?

To charge a car battery you need aproximatly 8000 amps To charge a car battery you need aproximatly 8000 amps

How many amps and volts in a car battery?

modern cars use a 12 volt battery. Amps depends on the battery. Common sizes range from 500-800 cold cranking amps.

How many amps does ATM use?

10 amps

How many amps are necessary for a car stereo?

A typical car stereo contains 4 amps. It is rare to find a car stereo without amps. Cars usually can contain up 8 amps, but you could always add more.

Do any car amps light up?

Yes amps from Infinity, Sony and many others have led's built in.

How many amps does a garage door motor use?

about 3 or 4

How many amps does the microwave use?


What happens to the car when the battery has too many cranking amps?

Nothing at all. Increasing the cranking amps will not harm anything. The starter will only draw the amps it needs.

How many watts is equal to 4.3 amps at 230 volts?

In normal simple circuits WATTS = VOLTS x AMPS So if you use a 12V car battery 4 amps is 48 Watts American 110V mains 4 amps = 440 Watts English 240V mains 4 amps = 960 Watts

How many amps does a sound system use?

amps like.. amplifiers? it depends on how many speakers you have. or amps like.. current draw? again. depends on your power needs, your power amps... ect

How many amps does a regular clothes washer use?

Could be about 13 amps at 240 v.