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# Volts are a measure of what characteristic of electricity?

###### Wiki User

###### 2009-03-03 04:57:37

== == Volts are a measure of electrical "pressure"

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## Related Questions

###### Asked in Home Electricity, Electronics Engineering

### How do you calculate watts into volts?

Amperes measure the rate of flow of
electricity in a conductor Volts measure electrical
pressure Watts measure the amount of
energy or work that can be done by Amperes and Volts
Relationship: Work = Pressure x Flow or Watts = Volts x
Amperes When you know two variables you can calculate the
other Formulas - This formula referred to as the West
Virginia Formula (W - VA)
Watts = Volts x Amps Volts = Watts / Amps Amps - Watts / Volts
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###### Asked in Home Electricity

### Can electricity be measure?

Yes. Some common measurements are Volts which measure
electro-motive force, or EMF. This is the 'strength' of the
electricity. Another measurement is Amperes, which is a measure of
current flow, which is the amount of electricity flowing, just like
current in a river. Power is the ability of electricity to do work,
and is obtained by multiplying EMF times current. Power can be
rated in watts, kilowatts, joules, and so forth.
By the way, Volts and Amperes are capitalized because they are
named after real people. Same with deciBel, which is 1/10 of a Bel,
which was named after Alexander Bell, the inventor of the
telephone.