If you’ve ever looked at a light bulb, a phone charger, or any electrical device, you’ve probably seen the terms **watts** and **volts**. These are two common electrical units, but what do they actually mean, and how are they related?

Let’s break it down in simple terms.

**What Are Volts?**

⚡Volts (V) measure the **electrical potential difference** or pressure that pushes electric charges through a circuit. You can think of voltage as the **force** that makes electricity move, similar to how water pressure pushes water through a pipe.

**Higher voltage**means there’s more “pressure” pushing the electric current through wires.- For example, a 120-volt outlet provides more electrical pressure than a 12-volt battery.

**What Are Watts?**

💡Watts (W) measure **power**, or how much work electricity is doing. In other words, watts tell you how much **energy** is being used. If volts are the pressure pushing electricity, watts tell you how much electricity is being consumed or produced.

- For instance, a 60-watt light bulb uses
**60 watts**of power to produce light. - More watts mean the device is using or producing more energy.

**How Are Volts and Watts Related?**

The relationship between volts and watts comes from another important electrical unit: **amperes (amps)**, which measure the flow of electric current. The formula that links them is:

**Watts = Volts x Amps**

This formula shows that **watts** depend on both **volts** and **amps**. Here’s a simple breakdown:

**Volts**(V) are the force pushing electricity through.**Amps**(A) measure the amount of electricity flowing.**Watts**(W) tell you how much energy is being used based on the volts and amps.

For example, if you have a 120-volt outlet and a device draws 2 amps, the power consumed is:

**120V x 2A = 240W**

So, the device uses 240 watts of power.

**Calculator**

Use the calculator below to calculate Power (in Watt) from the Voltage and Current

**Simple Real-Life Examples**

**Phone charger**: If your charger says it outputs**5 volts**and**2 amps**, it’s capable of supplying a maximum of**10 watts**of power to your phone.**Light bulbs**: An older 60-watt incandescent light bulb might run on**120 volts**and use**0.5 amps**of current, which equals**60 watts**of power consumption.

**Why Do They Matter?**

Understanding **Volts** and **Watts** can help you make smarter decisions with electricity:

**Watts**let you know how much energy a device uses, which affects your electricity bill.**Volts**help ensure you’re using the right devices for the power source, like choosing the right charger or appliance for a specific voltage outlet.

**Summary**

**Volts (V)**: The “pressure” pushing electricity through a circuit.**Watts (W)**: The power or energy being consumed or produced.**Amps (A)**: The amount of electricity flowing through the circuit.**Formula**: Watts = Volts x Amps

By understanding volts and watts, you can better manage your electrical devices, save energy, and ensure safety when using electrical equipment.