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**Watts**is the real power drawn by theequipment,while

**volt**-

**amps**are called the“apparentpower” and are the product of the voltageapplied to theequipment times the current drawn by theequipment.

Similarly one may ask, how many watts are in a volt amp?

**Volt**-amperes are useful only in the contextofalternating current (AC) circuits. This toolconverts**volt**-ampere to **watts** (va to w) and viceversa. 1**volt**-ampere = 1 **watts**. The user must fill oneof thetwo fields and the conversion willbecomeautomatically.

**Amps**would be the volume of water flowingthroughthe pipe. The water pressure would be the voltage.

**Watts**would be the power (

**volts**x

**amps**) thewater couldprovide (think back to the old days when water was usedto powermills). Amp – an ampere is the unit formeasuringelectricity.

Beside above, is a volt amp equal to a watt?

A **volt**-**ampere** (VA) is the unit used fortheapparent power in an electrical circuit. The apparentpower**equals** the product of root-mean-square (RMS)**voltage**and RMS current. In direct current (DC) circuits,this product is**equal** to the real power (active power)in**watts**.

The power drawn by computing equipment is expressedin**Watts** or Volt-Amps (**VA**). The power in **Watts**isthe real power drawn by the equipment. However, forcomputerequipment the **Watt** and **VA** ratings candiffersignificantly, with the **VA** rating always being**equal**to or larger than the **Watt** rating.