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Conversion Calculators for Eletrical

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Electrical Converter

Please note that our AC calculations are
for 'Resistive' loads such as LED lighting,
not 'Inductive' loads like for induction motors.

Instructions

You can select from one of the pre-set links in the Calculation Options list, or follow the instructions below.

1 select the Volts that your are working with.
2 Select what you are converting from Eg. Watts.
3 Select what your are converting to Eg. Amps..
4 Enter a numeric value, and click "Convert" button for answer.

 


 

ELECTRICAL CONVERSION CALCULATOR
Volts 
 
From 
 
  To 
 
Formula: 
Amps = Watts/Volts
Enter 
 
  
 Click "Convert" button above

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If you require more conveertion options to be added, please contact us.

How Electricity Works

Amps are how many electrons flow past a certain point per second. It is equal to one coulomb of charge per second, or 6.24 x 10^18 electrons per second.

Volts is a measure of how much force that each electron is under, which we call "potential".

Power (watts) is volts times amps. A few electrons under a lot of potential can supply a lot of power, or a lot of electrons at a low potential can supply the same power. Think of water in a hose. A gallon a minute (think amps) just dribbles out if it is under low pressure (think low voltage). But if you restrict the end of the hose, letting the pressure build up, the water can have more power (like watts), even though it is still only one gallon a minute. In fact the power can grow enormous as the pressure builds, to the point that a water knife can cut a sheet of glass. In the same manner as the voltage is increased a small amount of current can turn into a lot of watts.

This is also why increasing the volts does not necessarily increase the available power. Power is amps times volts, so if you double the volts you halve the amps unless something in your circuit actually creates power, such as a battery, solar panel or nuclear power plant.