is there a difference between MA and mA ?

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  1. weatMod
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    ok i am trying to replace a broken transformer
    it says output 12v DC 600MA on it

    i have never seen this before ,i have only seen current rating expressed in mA so is this "MA" the same thing , the same current as mA ?
    does MA still mean milliamps ? since microamps is uA and milliamps is mA, i have no idea what else this could stand for
    i can't figure out if it makes difference
    or if the manufacturer just decided to use a capital M for the hell of it or if it means a different current
     
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    One means milliamp (mA). One means Massachusetts (MA)
     
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    M (Mega) means 10^6 while m (milli) means 10^-3. They're different!
     
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    Hahaha....
    That is a completely horrible transformer.
    It is mA, milliampere.
    It is impossible for it to be Megaampere (MA), because you will need cables wide as a tree to transport that much current.

    Short: print error.
     
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    That would be scary. A few Amps alone can kill you.
     
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    yeah
    yeah thanks thats what i thought
    it is just regular looking AC to DC 12v transformer looks like an old 8 or 16 bit system transformer
    but i just never seen that before