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Component Amperage Rating Answered

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 :(

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lemonie (author)2009-06-13

Means the component is designed to handle up to that much. Like cars have a top speed.
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