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Old 02-22-2007, 07:18 PM   #1
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Power comsumption question

I'm not sure how to ask this. How many watts = 1 amp of power? Any help would be great thanks!!!
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To put it in simple terms, a simple formula: volts x amperes = watts . To answer your question would require the voltage used. If your talking about household line voltage, 110 or 120 volts : 120 x 1= 120 watts. To determine voltage: watts divided by amperes. To determine amperes: watts divided by volts
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Using the "Power Triangle" is the easiest way to figure it out.




P=Watts
V=Voltage
I=Amps

You hide with a finger the value to be calculated. The other two values show then how to do the calculation.

Also another good article to read is Power Budgeting for Aquarium Systems.
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Thanks guys! I knew there was a formula out there somewhere I just had no idea what it was or really what to ask...but you guys have answered my question! Thanks a lot!

BTW...I used a calculator I got from Marc Levenson and my tank is costing about $25.00 a month to run. We had a huge power bill last month and I was trying to figure out what it was. AS it turns out it was a fan I had in my fire room (we heat with wood only) and the fan was pulling so much power, I couldn't believe it. So I have to come up with another way of moving the heat out of the fire room and into the rest of the house with out using a power hungry fan.

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