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Old 09-27-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Amp/Volt Question

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HOW MANY AMPS = 1 volt
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:13 AM   #2
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Ohm my God!!

that's similar to "how many gallons per minute = 1 psi"
they are units of measure for different things.

They are related though

1 Volt (think of it as water pressure) will push 1 ampere (GPM) through 1 ohm of resistance (think size of the water pipe).

V/R = I(amps)
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #3
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There are three variables; volts/amps/watts. You'll need two of the variables known in order to answer the third. The answer to your question is that the AMPS will equal the watts of whatever it is you are talking about. Watts = Amps x Volts.

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I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and 35 years experience in the field. I would answer the question but you would think I was showing off.
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I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and 35 years experience in the field. I would answer the question but you would think I was showing off.
So the short answer is if you trip a circuit shut something off!
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Ok guys
answer this!

HOW MANY AMPS = 1 volt
You need a "LOAD" value (light bulb, electric motor....) to figure out AMPS
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One volt is equal to one Joule of energy per coulomb of charge.
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Ok guys
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HOW MANY AMPS = 1 volt
1 amp flowing thru a 1 ohm resistance, will develop a 1 volt drop across that resistance. In doing so, the 1 ohm resistance will dissipate 1 watt of power.
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You need to know watts and amps to get volts..
http://www.supercircuits.com/resourc...amps-converter

Science Concept: Volts, Watts, and Amps


Electricity is measured in terms of amperage, voltage, and wattage. Amperage (amps for short) is a measure of the AMOUNT of electricity used. Voltage (volts) measures the pressure, or FORCE, of electricity. The amps multiplied by the volts gives you the wattage (watts), a measure of the WORK that electricity does per second.
Think of it this way: Electricity flowing through a wire is like water flowing through a garden hose. The amount of water that can fit through the hose depends on the diameter of the hose (amps). The pressure of the water depends on how far open the faucet is (volts). The amount of work that can be done (watts) depends on both the amount and the pressure of the water (volts x amps = watts).
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There is more than one correct answer. I see several of you have done some googling. lol But there are still other correct answers...
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