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Volts and Amps to Watts Calculator

 

Here is a simple volts and amps to watts calculator, with short explanations, formulas, and charts.

Unit conversions sometimes can be difficult, but with most basic electric units like voltage, current, and power, things are almost always very simple. Almost always...

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How to Convert Volts and Amps to Watts and Other Formulas

In order to convert volts, amps, and watts, we need to use these formulas:

  • P (W) = I (A) * U (V)
  • I (A) = P (W) / U (V)
  • U (V) = P (W) / I (A)

Note: these formulas are for either DC (Direct Current) electric systems or for AC (Alternate Current) electric systems using 'effective' values and α=0° (α is the phase angle between voltage and current).


Amps and Volts to Watts and Other Conversion Calculators

In order to convert volts, amps, and watts, feel free to use these conversion calculators - write the values that You have and click 'Calculate' to convert them:

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2000 Watts to Amps and Volts

If You plan on having a 2000 Watts load (power generator, power inverter, UPS device, etc.), it is recommended to know the required current (A or Amps) and voltage (V) - the higher the voltage, the less current is required, leading to thinner cables or less energy loses. However, higher voltages can be harmful. The following chart lists required Amps and Voltages for required 2000 watts of power.

Voltage (V) 12V 24V 36V 48V 120V 230V
 Current (A) 166.6A 83.3A 55.5A 41.6A 16.66A 8.695A

 As one can see, if the nominal voltage is increased from 12V to 48V, the current is decreased 4x, leading to a rather acceptable current of 41.66 Amps (from 166.6A!).

3000 Watts to Amps and Volts

Similarly, if the load is 3000W or even larger, higher voltages are required in order to keep the current at acceptable levels:

Voltage (V) 12V 24V 36V 48V 120V 230V
 Current (A) 250A 125A 83.3A 62.5 25A 13.04A

In order to find out exact voltages, currents and wattages, feel free to use our conversion calculators.


Long Story Short: If You want to convert amps and volts to watts, simply multiply the amps and volts. In order to get amps from watts and volts, divide watts with volts, and in order to get volts from watts and amps, divide watts with amps.

And all these formulas are good for DC electric systems and for AC electric systems where α=0° (cos 0°=1) and effective values are used.