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Re: WSJ: Big tech firms seeking power

  • From: Nicholas Suan
  • Date: Fri Jun 16 21:55:15 2006

Alex Rubenstein wrote:


A Watt has no time constant. A watt is an amount of energy consumed at a moment (ie, a 60 watt light bulb), not an amount of energy over time (like a watt-hour; for instance, a 60 watt light bulb uses 60 watt-hours of power every hour, or 1.44 kwatt-hrs per day).

There is a direct correlation between watts and btu's, and that is:

watts * 3.413 = btu

You're confusing Watts and joules. One Watt is one joule of energy per second.