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Old 12-10-2013, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by edray999 View Post
Watt is a measure of power consumption and relates directly to heat generated in the device. Amp is a measure of current. 1 Watt = 1 Volt x 1 Amp so it is the amp which does the heavy work while the watt is a measurement of the work. E=IR and P=IE From the physics text, etc. The volt is a measurement of the force pushing the amp, etc. The internets is also a fun term coined by ole Dubba.
Sorry but you cant realistically say that amps 'do the work'. If it's true that amps 'do the work' then how much work could the system do with no volts (i.e. replace the battery with a wire)?

Previous comment was 100% correct, Watts is the measure of work rate and Watts is Volts x Amps. You need both volts AND amps (ie Watts) in order for any work to be done because without the volts there will be no amps.
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