The unit of measurement and SI unit for power, named after James Watt. It is equivalent to energy flow per second or Joules/Second. In electrical terms \$ W = IR = I^2 * R = V^2/R \$

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10 Watt LED and LED Driver related question

I got a 10watt LED from Ebay but never thought that the driver and heat sinks are must-haves for this little master. When googled, I found several circuits of LED driver. But none of them are ...
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wattage consumption of three phase electric motor

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On guitar amps, what is the difference between the two “watts” figures?

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Why is the power consumption of electrical lamps specified in kWh/1000h?

This is the box of a LED spot I just bought. I'm wondering why the power consumption is measured in kWh/1000h and not simply in Watts. Edit: The labeling standard can be found here. (Guide for the ...
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Why are some electronic devices rated for volts and some current?

Why are some electronic devices rated for volts and some current? Isn't total wattage what matters? Most seem to be rated for amps, and Tesla famously ran hundreds of thousands of volts through ...
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Difference between incandescent/fluorescent/LED wattages?

If the numbers on the 'light output' table at the bottom of this page (here) is correct, and if I have a lamp (like this) that has a maximum wattage of 60 and takes incandescent bulbs: Does that ...
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What wattage heating element required for 500 degree Celsius oven temperature

i have 32 litres OTG oven which is of 2000 watts and can generate Max. 250 degree Celsius . 40 Litre capacity 2000 watts OTG has 2 heating elements, one at top ...
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Whats does “hr” mean among “V” and “Ah” in batteries?

I have a battery which indicates 12V25Ah/10hr. What does 10hr mean here? I guess "hr" stands for "hour". But 25Ah already means if battery is fully charged and if I load 12V 25A (=300W) to it, it ...
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Calculate VA for a given wattage [closed]

How to calculate VA given a wattage say for example 300 watts.
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Performance comparison of dual core and quad core processors with same TDP

Athlon X2 340 (dual core) and Athlon X4 740 (quad core) from AMD have same architecture and both have same TDP (65W). They also have roughly similar frequency. Does this means that at full load, the ...
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Verification on Ohm's Law?

I'm building some Heated Motorcycle Grips and I think my calculations are off. Can anyone help me verify that for 10 feet of 20 gauge Nichrome 60 wire, I have the correct Ohms, Watts, and Amps for the ...
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Solid-state lighting [closed]

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How to determine wattage of a resistor I found [duplicate]

In general is there a way to know what the wattage rating of a resistor is? I have a large bin of resistors of varying resistances and physical sizes. I assume size correlates to wattage as a larger ...
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Replacement Power supply for Xmas lights! [closed]

I have hit these boards as a last resort hoping someone may know a solution.... I have some xmas lights, they are a roll of 50 and each light rated at 0.06w or 0.02A. I have added 33 lights to it ...
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Resistor wattage measurement

I'm not an engineer professionally but I'm interested in. So my question is, how to recognise the wattage of a resister? And how to measure it using multimeter?
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I need to know what resistor i need for my expirement?

Im doing and expirement with electricity. Im using 120v input. I have my device i created (im not gona go into detail with what i made other than its a wireless electricity generator that im trying ...
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Amp Limitation on 120v Circuit

If an engineer needs to limit how many amps come out of a wall's circuit, how is this accomplished? I know that there is nothing preventing more than 15 amps from coming through my wall other than the ...
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What are my power requirements for my second resistor, and did I do my first's power calculation correctly for my first LED floodlight design?

I'm planning to build my very first DIY portable floodlight which will consist of a Cree XP-L V6 LED, heatsink+fan, and a 12V power source (two sets of a 8 C battery series in parallel). I plan to ...
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How much mA to charge an iPhone

I'm building an iPhone solar charger and I'm not very good with electronics but I want to know how long it would take to charge an iPhone 6 fully. The panel I'm using has: ...
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Powering a WS2812B strip

After always being interested in learning more about electronics, I figured LED-strips would be a great start. I'd like to power a 4 meter WS2812B-LED-strip (60 LEDs/m). These run on ...
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what wattage 10 ohm resistor needed for 330mA at 3.3v?

I'm pretty new to all this. Please forgive me if this is an obvious question. I am working with an ESP8266 module. They generally have a max operating current draw of somewhere around 250 mA. I ...
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Heating wire filament with low voltage high current?

Is it possible to heat nichrome wire with 0.5V 20A? what is the different between heat produced by 0.5v 20A (10watt) and 10v 1a (10watt) ?
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Does a 24V inverter consume the same amount of wattage as a 12V inverter?

Let me clarify. I know how series and parallel setups work. I know that in series the voltage adds but the current stays the same. In parallel current adds but voltage doesn't. But that doesn't ...
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AC Watts to DC Watts Calculation

Okay, so I'm new to the whole electricity field and I'm trying to get a handle on something so I apologize for any ignorance displayed here. I've purchased a new graphics card for my computer and I'm ...
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Will 0.16 amp rated fan replace a 0.3 amp fan?

I have a noisy PSU fan (400 watt Coolermaster PSU), It's 120mm and 12 volts. I have found an identical fan which is also 12v, but rated 0.16A, as opposed to the original 0.30A fan. I'm aware PSU ...
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Is Ohm's law required to calculate Watts?

A buddy and I were having a conversation. One of us is convinced that Ohm's Law and Watts are the same thing. After much research I can not find anything directly pointing Ohm's Law to defining Watts, ...
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What is equivalent Resistor different Resistors put them in series or in parallel if they have a different wattage and different resistance?

What is equivalent Resistor of two this different Resistor put them in series or in parallel if they have a different wattage and different resistance? In practice somtimes we have a resistor with ...
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how long will an 11w bulb last on 3 x 500mAh 3.7v cells [closed]

I have this question that I can't seem to figure out. I have an 11 Watt bulb and 3 500mAh 3.7V Lithium Polymer Cells. And the question is how long the bulb will last. Can anyone help me with the ...
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Higher voltage or more amps?

Im planning on building a E-Bike and have made some calculations and only need my 190rpm/V brushless motor to spin around 600 rpm to give me a good speed. So by this calculation I only need to ...
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How much power does a wrist watch use to function? [closed]

I am wondering how some watches last for a year or more on battery. How many watts does a typical battery powered watch use to move the hands?
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How does one measure the power factor?

How does one measure the power factor? $$\text{power factor}\equiv\frac{\text{power}}{|V||I|}=\frac{R}{\sqrt{R^2+(1/\omega^2C^2)}}$$ for an RC circuit driven with \$V(t)=V_0\cos{(\omega t)}\$.
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Metal Halide Bulb with Instant On?

Is it possible to produce/obtain a metal halide (MH) bulb with the possibility to turn it off and on instantly - again and again? Most MH products require 30+ minutes to restrike.. Why is this? ...
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Ribbon Cable Wattage

What is the maximum wattage (and maximum recommended wattage) for a single ribbon cable wire. I believe the wire size is 28 AWG (maybe 26, but let's call it 28 to be safe), stranded copper. The ...
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Computing Power Requirement For Solar Setup

In relation to this question: Solar power wattage requirement I'm trying to get to the math of understanding my wattage for my plan solar-setup. I would like anyone here who knew can correct me on my ...
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How Much Heat will a 1800 Watt Bulb Produce?

I plan on placing a Metal Halide 1800 watt bulb 20 inches in front of me (not exactly in front but over my head) - will this produce more heat than I can handle? Someone said the question was vague ...
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Are \$\frac{1}{4}\$watt 4x\$\Omega\$ Resistor and \$\frac{1}{2}\$watt x\$\Omega\$ Resistor equivalent?

We know Ohm`s law: $$\Omega = \frac{V}{I}$$ $$W=\frac{A}{t} \space\space\space\space\space\space V = \frac{A}{q} \space\space\space\space\space\space I = \frac{q}{t} \space\space\space ...
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How to turn a switch on/off repeatedly in 1 minute intervals?

I have a light bulb plugged into an outlet and I need to be able to turn it on and off again and again in 1 minute intervals for a period of 10 hours per day (a total of around 600 on/off events per ...
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Calculating Appliance Power Usage from Deep Cycle Battery

I want to figure out a formula for calculating appliance usage from a deep cycle battery and 120v power inverter. I own and operate a hot dog cart. I wish to add an electric grill/griddle to the cart ...
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How to Generate Light in the 10,000K Spectrum?

I need to generate a lot of light with the same spectrum as the sun - 10,000 Kelvin (10000K). I have searched around for hours, however all full spectrum lights available are either 5500K or 6500K - ...
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How to Convert 20,000 Lumens to Lux?

I need to generate 20,000 lux of light in an indoor environment. I am having trouble converting the lumens to lux using online converters ( I know there are many such converters but the questions they ...
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Why are watts used as a measurement for some appliances?

Why do some appliances tout watts and some others advertise volts. I know watts is a measurement of volts*current but looking at just watts alone, what does that tell us about the appliance? Can't ...
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I have virtually no understanding of how batteries work and charge, and have various questions on them

I'm doing research into portable power generators for a university class and need help understanding how charging a device works. From my research, I've found certain methods of harvesting energy can ...
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Obtaining a specific resistance

first of all, let me apologise for my inexperience with electronics. Now that's over with, I'm trying to follow a guide that specifies the use of a specific temperature sensor with an output of 5v ...
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Can voltages be different if watts are the same? Does DC vs. AC change this?

I'm currently building a home in a van, it's my first tango with electrical engineering. I watched a video on voltages and amps and my understanding is basically like so: a battery is like a water ...
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Voltage of a sine wave given max wattage rating

I would like to test a speaker by giving a sine wave of 200 Hz. On the technical datasheet following are mentioned Sine Wave : 30W Maximum music load : 60 W Frequency Range : 40 to 2000 Hz ...
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Formula for heat wire Kanthal or NiCr Watt consume?

The input voltage is 220v in single phase. How many watt consumed for Kanthal A1 (heat wire) AWG18 for 30m at 1400 degree Celcius ? How many If I use NiCr 60 or 80 with AWG18 ? Does anybody know the ...
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getting more from batteries via series connection

Let's assume I have a 100W load. If I run this load on two 2000mAh 3.7V batteries in parallel then I should get a continuous run time of 8 min 53 seconds (given the 27 amp draw). However if I were ...
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Which current should I use to determine the Watt?

I am making a heated blanket and I have some troubles to determine the heat that will be generated. Resistance: Let say, I use this heated cable with a resistance of 0.3 Ohms/m*. If I am using 10m ...
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Requirements to power 3.5kVa inverter?

How many 200 Watt solar panels do I need to power a 3.5kVa 48DCV inverter for 24 hours if the load on it is 1500 Watts and the batteries are 200Ah, 12DCV each in a country with about 6hrs of sunlight? ...
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Does a 1 watt 660nm LED put out more radiant flux than a 1 watt 630nm LED?

Given two LED chips consuming same or very similar amounts of DC power, One emitting light peaking at 630nm, The other at 660nm, In terms of output of (but light irrelevant to the sensitivity of ...