What is horsepower and how is it related to electrical technology?

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What is horsepower and how is it related to electrical technology?

Answer

1 Horsepower = 746 Watt. Watt is the SI Unit (Standard Unit) for power, whereas horsepower is a conventional one (like feet, inches, etc.) Power = Work Done (Energy)/time Electricity is the moving of electrons. As you know, if anything moves a certain distance due to a given force will have kinetic energy, given by the equation: Energy = work done (WD) = F*d Therefore, horsepower is a way to measure the amount of electric energy used (converted to some other form of energy) over a given period of time. The formula related to electricity is Power = Voltage * Current Where voltage is the potential difference across the battery that is determined by how far apart they are and the current is how many charges are moving across the circuit in a given time. Sounds like power to you?

Answered By: Ethan Yang

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