ELI5(Explain like I'm 5): Electricity

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I get confused when it comes to all the terms involving electricity.

Examples:

Watt - This is how much a device uses?
Amps - This is how much force is behind the Volts coming from a source?
Volts - This is how much power is coming out of something?
Amp hours?

I try looking it up and I get more questions that answers it seems like. I know you all can help me out here. :)
 
I get confused when it comes to all the terms involving electricity.

Examples:

Watt - This is how much a device uses?
Amps - This is how much force is behind the Volts coming from a source?
Volts - This is how much power is coming out of something?
Amp hours?

I try looking it up and I get more questions that answers it seems like. I know you all can help me out here. :)

This is the overall pie of electrical units of measurement:

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A watt is a unit of energy transfer defined as 1 joule per second. It is named after James Watt.

Amperage/Amps measure the amount of electrical charge that flows per 1 second.

Voltage/Volts is the pressure to move those electricons from one point to another.

Ohms measures resistance between two points that will limit the current to one amp.



We are working on an EV 101 Series of articles that will debut in the next couple months that helps to demistify some of the common terms used when we talk about electric vehicles and charging stations. 🍻