# A good way to remember Watts, Volts, Amps when you're burnt out on studying

One of the benefits of having a kid is explaining ARE exam stuff to them when you're burnt out studying and they won't go to bed...but this actually helped me remember this useful equation and it might just help you too, so here goes...

Watts = Volts x Amps

That's in an AC Circuit with a Power Factor of 1.

Watts = Volts x Amps

So if a bolt of lighting equals 200,000,000 Volts @ 30,000 Amps for 1/1,000th of a Second...(google it)...

...calculate it...

That's 6 Trillion Watt if it was an AC Circuit. Holy moly.

But wait, this memory game gets better...

That's enough power for 6 Billion Toasters for 1/1,000th of a Second if each toaster draws 1,000 Watts...

Which would probably mean 12 Billions pieces of Burnt Toast!

Holy smokes - literally.

This is per My Daughter's observation.

She's obviously a genius, which I am not, so this story helped me remember that useful equation.

I hope it helps you do the same, and to pass PPD.

Cheers.

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