Electric Power And Work

Voltage and current are not measurements of electric power and work. Power, in watts, is a measure of electrical energy ... power (P) equals current in amps (1) times voltage in volts (E), P = I x E. Work, in wattseconds or watt-hours, is a measure of the energy used in a period of time ... work equals power in wafts (W) times time in seconds (s) or hours (h), W = P x time. Electrical energy performs work when it is changed into thermal (heat) energy, radiant (light) energy, audio (sound) energy, mechanical (motive) energy, and chemical energy. It can be measured with a waft-hour meter.

Basic

Units for Very

Units for Very

Power

Unit

Small Values

Large Values

Symbol

W

mW

kW

MW

Pronounced As

Watt

Milliwatt

Kilowatt

Megawatt

Multiplier

1

0.001

1,000

1,000,000

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