## What is Watts:

What ** watts **It is called, in English, the

**watts**. The

*watts*as such, is a

**electric power unit**which is equal to one joule or

*joule*(J) per second. According to the International System of Units, the symbol that identifies the

*watts*is

**W**.

The *watts*in this sense, is the **unit that measures the amount of energy delivered or absorbed by an element in a given time**. Or, said in terms used in Electricity, the *watts* It would be the electrical power produced by a potential difference of one volt and an electrical current of one ampere.

In many of our electronic devices we can see a label where it is specified what power of *watts* or volts required to power and function. In this sense, whenever devices that consume little power are involved, this will be expressed in *watts*. However, when they are devices that need medium or great power to work, the most usual thing is that this is expressed in* kilowatts* (kW), which is equal to 1,000 *watts*. A *kilowatt*meanwhile, is the equivalent of 1.35984 horsepower.

The *watts *It was named in this way in honor of the Scottish engineer and inventor **James Watt** (1736-1819), due to his contributions in the development of the steam engine. As such, the name was adopted in 1889 by the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and later by the General Conference on Weights and Measures in 1960.

## Watt’s Law

What **watt’s law**either **electric power law**, the one that affirms that the electric power is directly proportional to the voltage of a circuit and to the intensity that circulates through it is known. It is summarized in the following formula: P=VI Being that *V* represents the voltage at *watts*, *Yo* current in amperes and *P* the power in watts.