First, it's important to understand that volts and watts are two pieces of a triad (along with amps) in which two amounts can be calculated.

In order to do this, you want to work with the following formula:

#### Volts = Watts / Amperes

Now, this is where it gets more complicated so we suggest taking it step by step.

### 1. Where to Start

You're going to start by putting the AC ammeter near a power wire in the AC circuit.

This doesn't have to be a hot wire, a neutral common wire found in the circuit can also work. Either wire will effectively carry the current.

### 2. How to Convert Wattage

Now that you have a carrier for the current, convert the wattage of 1000 watts for circuits with an amperage of 10 amperes.

#### Applying the formula

Next, translate your measurements into the formula to get the current equivalent in volts. This can be done in the following way:

#### Volts = 1000 watts / 10 amperes

#### Volts = 100

By dividing 1000 watts by 10 amperes, you are looking for results equal to 100 volts.

### 3. When you want to Use Ammeters

Using Ammeters is a relatively similar process. Just start by installing the inline ammeter to the DC circuit.

You can do this by putting the meter on any one of the electrical wires

Remember, the meter can be put on negative wires as well as positive wires, the measurement will still be accurate. You want to make sure that the power is passing through the ammeter.

### 4. Safety Reminders

It's important to remember while handling you ammeter that you are dealing with an electric current and it can be potentially dangerous.

By being aware of the signs, you can keep yourself safe and out of harm's way. To monitor your safety at all times be aware of the following signs:

**Low Danger Level:** Very minimum to the mild sensation when measuring current.**Medium Danger Level:** A painful shock, feeling as if you cannot let go, muscular paralysis or severe shock.**High Danger Level:** Labored or upset breathing to extreme breathing difficulty, finally resulting in burns or extended time periods without breath. Potentially fatal.