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Know your power supply jargon: watts vs. volt-amperes

Posted by AMETEK Customer Service on Dec 5, 2016 1:56:49 PM

To select the right power source for your applications, one of the first things that you must do is to figure out how much output power you need. For a DC supply, this is relatively straightforward. You first determine the highest output voltage you'll need and then the highest output current that you'll need. The output power (in watts) is equal to the output voltage times the output current:

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Topics: AC Power Sources, VAR, Power Factor

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