- Watt definition
- Watt to mW, kW, MW, GW, dBm, dBW conversion calculator
- Table of unit prefixes of watt
- How to convert watts to kilowatts
- How to convert watts to milliwatts
- How to convert watts to dBm
- How to convert watts to amps
- How to convert watts to volts
- How to convert watts to ohms
- How to convert watts to btu
- How to convert watts to joules
- How to convert watts to horsepower
- How to convert watts to kVA
- How to convert watts to VA
- Power consumption table
- Distinction between watts and watt-hours
- James Watt
Watt is the unit of power (symbol: W).
The watt unit is named after James Watt, the inventor of the steam engine.
One watt is defined as the energy consumption rate of one joule per second.
1W = 1J / 1s
One watt is also defined as the current flow of one ampere with voltage of one volt.
1W = 1V × 1A
Convert watt to milliwatt, kilowatt, megawatt, gigawatt, dBm, dBW.
Enter the power in one of the text boxes and press the Convert button:
|picowatt||pW||1pW = 10-12 W||P = 10 pW|
|nanowatt||nW||1nW = 10-9 W||P = 10 nW|
|microwatt||μW||1μW = 10-6 W||P = 10 μW|
|milliwatt||mW||1mW = 10-3 W||P = 10 mW|
|watt||W||-||P = 10 W|
|kilowatt||kW||1kW = 103 W||P = 2 kW|
|megawatt||MW||1MW = 106 W||P = 5 MW|
|gigawatt||GW||1GW = 109 W||P = 5 GW|
The power P in kilowatts (kW) is equal to the power P in watts (W) divided by 1000:
P(kW) = P(W) / 1000
The power P in milliwatts (mW) is equal to the power P in watts (W) times 1000:
P(mW) = P(W) ⋅ 1000
The power P in decibel-milliwatts (dBm) is equal to 10 times base 10 logarithm of the power P in milliwatts (mW) divided by 1 milliwatt:
P(dBm) = 10 ⋅ log10( P(mW) / 1mW)
The current I in ampers (A) is equal to the power P in watts (W) divided by the voltage V in volts (V):
I(A) = P(W) / V(V)
The voltage V in volts (V) is equal to the power P in watts (W) divided by the current I in ampers (A):
V(V) = P(W) / I(A)
R(Ω) = P(W) / I(A)2
R(Ω) = V(V)2/ P(W)
P(BTU/hr) = 3.412142 ⋅ P(W)
E(J) = P(W) ⋅ t(s)
P(HP) = P(W) / 746
The real power P in watts (W) is equal to 1000 times the apparent power S in kilo-volt-amperes (kVA) times the power factor (PF) or cosine of the phase angle φ:
P(W) = 1000 ⋅ S(kVA) ⋅ PF = 1000 ⋅ S(kVA) ⋅ cos φ
The real power P in watts (W) is equal to the apparent power S in volt-amperes (VA) times the power factor (PF) or cosine of the phase angle φ:
P(W) = S(VA) ⋅ PF = S(VA) ⋅ cos φ
How many watts does a house use? How many watts does a TV use? How many watts does a refrigerator use?
|Electric component||Typical power consumption in watts|
|LCD TV||30..300 W|
|LCD monitor||30..45 W|
|PC desktop computer||300..400 W|
|Laptop computer||40..60 W|
|Refrigerator||150..300 W (when active)|
|Light bulb||25..100 W|
|Fluorescent light||15..60 W|
|Halogen light||30..80 W|
|Air conditioner||1..2 kW|
Distinction between watts and watt-hours
The terms power and energy are closely related but distinct physical quantities. Power is the rate at which energy is generated or consumed and hence is measured in units (e.g. watts) that represent energy per unit time.
For example, when a light bulb with a power rating of 100W is turned on for one hour, the energy used is 100 watt hours (W·h), 0.1 kilowatt hour, or 360 kJ. This same amount of energy would light a 40-watt bulb for 2.5 hours, or a 50-watt bulb for 2 hours.
Power stations are rated using units of power, typically megawatts or gigawatts (for example, the Three Gorges Dam in China, is rated at approximately 22 gigawatts). This reflects the maximum power output it can achieve at any point in time. A power station's annual energy output, however, would be recorded using units of energy (not power), typically gigawatt hours. Major energy production or consumption is often expressed as terawatt hours for a given period; often a calendar year or financial year. One terawatt hour of energy is equal to a sustained power delivery of one terawatt for one hour, or approximately 114 megawatts for a period of one year:
Power output = energy / time
James Watt (1736 - 1819)
Watt was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer, renowned for his improvements in steam engine technology.
James Watt was born in Greenock on 18 January 1736. His father was a prosperous shipwright. Watt initially worked as a maker of mathematical instruments, but soon became interested in steam engines.
The first working steam engine had been patented in 1698 and by the time of Watt's birth, Newcomen engines were pumping water from mines all over the country. In around 1764, Watt was given a model Newcomen engine to repair. He realised that it was hopelessly inefficient and began to work to improve the design. He designed a separate condensing chamber for the steam engine that prevented enormous losses of steam. His first patent in 1769 covered this device and other improvements on Newcomen's engine.
Watt's partner and backer was the inventor John Roebuck. In 1775, Roebuck's interest was taken over by Matthew Boulton who owned an engineering works in Birmingham. Together he and Watt began to manufacture steam engines. Boulton & Watt became the most important engineering firm in the country, meeting considerable demand. Initially this came from Cornish mine owners, but extended to paper, flour, cotton and iron mills, as well as distilleries, canals and waterworks. In 1785, Watt and Boulton were elected fellows of the Royal Society.
By 1790, Watt was a wealthy man and in 1800 he retired and devoted himself entirely to research work. He patented several other important inventions including the rotary engine, the double-action engine and the steam indicator, which records the steam pressure inside the engine.
Watt died on 19 August 1819. A unit of measurement of electrical and mechanical power - the watt - is named in his honour.
Currently, we have around 1975 calculators, conversion tables and usefull online tools and software features for students, teaching and teachers, designers and simply for everyone.
You can find at this page financial calculators, mortgage calculators, calculators for loans, calculators for auto loan and lease calculators, interest calculators, payment calculators, retirement calculators, amortization calculators, investment calculators, inflation calculators, finance calculators, income tax calculators, compound interest calculators, salary calculator, interest rate calculator, sales tax calculator, fitness & health calculators, bmi calculator, calorie calculators, body fat calculator, bmr calculator, ideal weight calculator, pace calculator, pregnancy calculator, pregnancy conception calculator, due date calculator, math calculators, scientific calculator, fraction calculator, percentage calculators, random number generator, triangle calculator, standard deviation calculator, other calculators, age calculator, date calculator, time calculator, hours calculator, gpa calculator, grade calculator, concrete calculator, subnet calculator, password generator conversion calculator and many other tools and for text editing and formating, downloading videos from Facebok (we built one of the most famous Facebook video downloader online tools). We also provide you online downloanders for YouTube, Linkedin, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, TikTok and other social media sites (please note we does not host any videos on its servers. All videos that you download are downloaded from Facebook's, YouTube's, Linkedin's, Instagram's, Twitter's, Snapchat's, TikTok's CDNs. We also specialise on keyboard shortcuts, ALT codes for Mac, Windows and Linux and other usefull hints and tools (how to write emoji online etc.)
There are many very usefull online free tools and we would be happy if you share our page to others or send us any suggestions for other tools which will come on your mind. Also in case you find any of our tools that it does not work properly or need a better translation - please let us know. Our tools will make your life easier or simply help you to do your work or duties faster and in more effective way.
These below are the most commonly used by many users all over the world.
- Free online calculators and tools
- Free online units conversion tools
- Free online web design tools
- Free online electricity & electronics tools
- Online Tools
- Text Tools
- PDF Tools
- Basic Electrical Terms
- Electrical & Electronic Units
- Electronic Components
- Electrical & Electronic Symbols
- Electronic Circuit Laws
- Ampere (A)
- Decibel (dB)
- Decibel-milliwatt (dBm)
- Decibel-Watt (dBW)
- Farad (F)
- Joule (J) unit
- Kilovolt-amp (kVA)
- Kilowatt (kW)
- Kilowatt-hour (kWh)
- Lumen (lm) unit
- Lux unit definition
- Ohm (Ω)
- Volt (V)
- Watt (W)
And we are still developing more. Our goal is to become the one-stop, go-to site for people who need to make quick calculations or who need to find quick answer for basic conversions.
Additionally, we believe the internet should be a source of free information. Therefore, all of our tools and services are completely free, with no registration required. We coded and developed each calculator individually and put each one through strict, comprehensive testing. However, please inform us if you notice even the slightest error – your input is extremely valuable to us. While most calculators on Justfreetools.com are designed to be universally applicable for worldwide usage, some are for specific countries only.