Ampere vs Watt - What's the difference?

ampere | watt |

ampere measures electric current and watt measures power

As proper nouns the difference between ampere and watt

is that ampere is , known for: while watt is an english and scottish surname derived from the given name wat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia ampere)

Alternative forms

* , amp, A


(en noun)
  • A unit of electrical current, the standard base unit in the International System of Units. Abbreviation: amp, Symbol: A
  • Definition: The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per metre of length. ( The International Bureau of Weights and Measures)

    Derived terms

    * * * milliamp * microamp * nanoamp * picoamp




    (en noun)
  • In the International System of Units, the derived unit of power; the power of a system in which one joule of energy is transferred per second. Symbol: W
  • Derived terms

    * picowatt * nanowatt * microwatt * milliwatt * kilowatt * megawatt * gigawatt * terawatt

    See also

    * (wikipedia "watt")


    * English eponyms ----