Component Amperage Rating

Hi! I was browsing through an electronics retailer website looking for components to buy (particularly a LED) and i was wondering what the amperage rating of each component meant Does it mean: 1. the current flow across this component shouldn't be more than the amperage rating as it will cause damage? 2. or the current flow across this component should be equal to this amperage rating? please help me I'm really confused :(

lemonie8 years ago
Means the component is designed to handle up to that much. Like cars have a top speed.
Number 1.

La Tour Rouge (author)  lemonie8 years ago
thanks lemonie!