# Can 6000 watt electric motor power a car?

Well 1 horsepower is about 750 watts so 6000 watts is 8 horsepower. If you had 8 horsepower running to each of the four wheels ( 24,000 watts ) in direct drive with no efficiency loss do to transmission gearing and removed the engine and transmission then you be able to drive a light weight body like a geo metro. Also the type of engine you are using would be important for a car you should really look at 3 phase ac induction so you would be able to climb hills. Car hub motors are starting to enter the market they have the motor inside the rim and I have been seeing those at 8 hp at 899+. 1 company actually makes 160 hp hub motors for cars. but those cost 10k + each

### What does a watt meter do?

A watt is the electric unit of power. Amperage x voltage = watt. 746 watts is one horsepower. A wattmeter measures power. Answer A wattmeter measures the voltage applied to a circuit, the resulting current, and the cosine of the angle between them, allowing it to indicate the true power of a circuit, in watts, regardless of the nature (resistive, inductive, or capacitive) of its load. Incidentally, the watt is the SI unit for power…

### What is the horsepower rating of an electric motor?

Horsepower is the Imperial unit of measurement for power. In North America, the horsepower is still used to define the rated output power of a motor, whereas the watt is used to define its corresponding input power. Because no device is 100% efficient, a motor's rated output power is always lower than its corresponding input power. Elsewhere in the world, horsepower is considered to be an obsolete unit of measurement and, so, the watt is…

### Will a 6000 watt generator power a machine that draws 14 amps?

Yes, Power (in watts) equals voltage times current (Amps). Amps = Watts/Volts If your generator is 6000 watts that would operate a 120 volt load up to 50 amps (6000/120=50). If you are running a motor or compressor, the initial inrush of current is about 3 times higher so 14 X 3 = 42amps. Should do fine...

### What is mechanical load in kW?

A watt is simply the SI unit of measurement for power. So, the power of a mechanical load applied, say, to an electric motor is typically measured in kilowatts. In North America, a mechanical load is still generally measured in horsepower, which is the Imperial unit of measurement for power. The watt and the horsepower are simply two different units for measuring precisely the same thing!

### What does a Watt mean?

Watt is the SI unit of Power. It is equivalent to one joule per second. Or, one watt can be defined as the power or energy required to do 1 joule of work in one second. A Watt is the SI unit of power, equivalent to one joule per second, corresponding to the power in an electric circuit in which the potential difference is one volt and the current one ampere a watt is a…