# What's the difference between amps and watts?

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• ### Whats the difference between amps and watts??

Amps are the unit of current flow. (Analogy: where water flows through a pipe, litres per second.) Watts...

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• ### Wind DC turbine motor ( 2860 watts and 22 amps). A car alternator is DC has 250 amps watts ?The difference is?

I am installing a wind power electrical system at my home. The mill has a DC turbine motor pushing 2860 watts-22 amps. I want to use a car/truck alternator. It is pushing 250 ...show more

Don is correct about the voltage/power relationship. But a car alternator is not DC. Hence the name...

• ### What is the difference between watts (volts X amps) and volt amps (volts X amps)?

volt-amperes do not equal watts always. The true formula for watts is VAcos(phase); (phase is the angle...

• ### What is the difference between Volt/Amps (V*A) and Watts???....both are related to the power equation. P=VA?

This is related to electrical power supplies that are often rated in volt*amps. While electrical equipment like video cameras are rated in Watts. Both Watts and V*A seem the same from the equation P=I*E. Why not just use only Watts or only V*A ?

VA (volt-amps) is used on AC equipment that is reactive - like transformers - to show the maximum load...

• ### What is the difference between volts, amps and watts?

Its been bugging me for a while now and the wikipedia explanation twisted my melon man, i always assumed volts related to how powerful the electric was but it seems i was frikin wrong, what are volts, amps and watts.

You had assumed right, actually. Volts IS how much "pressure" the electric-ity has got. So...

• ### Whats the relationship between between subs and amps and watts and that whole thing?

so im looking at some subs for my car but i really dont really know anything about it so heres my question whats the whole thing with how amps and subs work. and what about the whole ...show more

k pretty much all in all a sub is ur speaker haha. it puts out the bass, to do this u need a power source...

• ### What Do Ammeters measure, i know Amps but whats the difference between Amps and Volts?

amps is the amount of current flowing volts is the pressure behind it

• ### amps, volts, watts.

I am confused about what exactly wattage is. ON THIS PAGE: http://science.howstuffworks.com/electricity3.htm IT SAYS: In an electrical circuit, the number of electrons that are moving is called the amperage or the current, and it is measured in amps...

• ### Whats the difference between marine audio speakers/amps and car audio speakers/amps, aside from the obvious?

Can you use them in either or