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# What is an amp vesus a watt?

###### Wiki User

###### 2014-02-20 21:16:40

Amp is short for Ampere, the unit for current flow. Watts is a

unit of energy expended. One horsepower is 735 watts. If you were

to compare electricity with water Amps would be buckets per second

and watts would describe the force of the water.

The **ampere** (**A**) is the base unit for electric

current in SI. The **watt** (**W**) is the derived unit for

power in SI.

The **ampere** is defined in terms of the force between two,

parallel, current-carrying conductors.

The **watt** is defined as the rate of doing work and,

therefore, is a special name given to a joule per second.

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