Okay, I remember the E, I, and R formula according to Ohm's law, but can some one remind me of the Watt formula? I know E x I = W, but how do I figure resistance from 100 watts and 120 volts?
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Don't forget that you can substitute from E=IR to P=IE and viceversa. An example would be to substitute for E, P=I(IR) becomes P=I^2R.Charlie Eldridge, Indianapolis, Utility Power Guy[COLOR=red][/COLOR]
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I find that an Ohm's law equation can always be solved by remembering one rule:
I x R = E can be changed to
E / R = I or
E / I = R
It might be clearer to use numbers:
2 X 3 = 6 can be changed to
6 / 3 = 2 or
6 / 2 = 3
Given any two variables the third can always be deduced. I also think of this as being able to "unmultiply" something by dividing it in the opposite direction. :cool:
100w / 120v = .833333A and you need resistance
that's E / I = R or 120v / .833333A = 144ohms
[ May 09, 2003, 03:54 PM: Message edited by: physis ]Sam, San Francisco Bay Area
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Watts = volts x amperes, P = E x I. however, this is only where you have a purely resistive load or unity power factor, no inductive loads. Where inductive loads are supplied, watts = volts x amperes x power factor, P = E x I x PF.
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