# Electronic – can somebody give an analogy of what an ampere is

electromagnetism

I'm trying to understand the difference between amperes and watts. I have a string of LEDs that say require 5W of power and 5amps. What's a good way to memorize the difference and significance of these two values?

Well, the definition of an ampere is quite figurative: It is the current through two parallel infinitely long and thin wires, that are 1 metre apart from each other, so that the force between them is exactly \$2 \cdot 10^{-7}\$ Newton per metre (thanks to @rioraxe for checking the numbers).