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# What is a watt?

Updated: 4/28/2022 Wiki User

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The watt is a unit of power. It is a Newton meter per second, or can be given as a joule per second. We often encounter it in electrical calculations, and it is the unit of power for applications there. The formula for power is given here:

P = I x E

In this expression, the power (P) in watts is equal to the current (I) in amps (or amperes, if you prefer) times the voltage (E) in volts.

The simplest example of a watt would be the amount of power that you would have if you had one volt at one amp of current. Or, to put it another way, 1 volt X 1 Amp=1 Watt. To go further, 12 volts at 1 amp equals 12 watts. This is for direct current measurement.

For AC voltage, it varies in that you would multiply the volts by .707 (AC RMS voltage), then multiply by the amps to get your watts total. Wiki User

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### How many giga watts is a exa watts?

there is one Giga Giga watt in one Exa watt. So one Exa watt = one Giga Giga watt or 109 Giga watt or one Exa watt = 1018 watt and one Giga watt = 109 watt then one Exa watt = 109 Giga watt or one Exa watt = one billion Giga watt = one thousand million Giga watt

### Who discovered the watt?

James Watt discovered watt.

### What is the Homonym for watt?

What is a homonym of watt.

### What is gegawatt?

not gega watt ,it is gaga watt , you have to start from 1 watt 1000 watt = 1 k watt 1000 000 = 1 mega watt 1000 000 000 = 1 gaga watt example : your home need 5 k watt = 5000 watt , but this mega watt or gaga watt amount generated from huge turbine s ,to feeding cites needs in electricity demand .

### Did James watt have a wife?

Yes, Annabeth Watt or Mrs. Watt

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### What were the names of James Watts children?

James Watt had 4 kids.They are Janet Watt , James Watt Junior , Gregory Watt and Margaret Watt.

### How many kilo watt in a mega watt?

1000 kilowatts for 1 mega watt

### Can you use a lower watt charger for a high watt?

No, you can not use a lower watt charger for a high watt or else the charge wont work

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### Is a watt a circuit?

no a watt is a measurement of electricity

### Is the word watt Greek or Latin?

Neither. The word "watt" is named after the scientist, J. Watt.