Originally Posted by CanadaGradeEh
Ok, so let me try to break it down. I'm still a bit confused, mostly with volts, of course, but....
If it were a river, I'd say that the depth and width of the water (amount in the river at once, or wire as far as electricity goes) are the amps. Watts are the force at which the water (electricity) is travelling from a source?
Originally Posted by z_one
If we were to compare electricity passing through a wire to the Niagara Falls...
Amps would be how fast the water is falling down (same as quantity of water in liters falling per second).
Watts would be the amount of pressure water is exerting on an object at the bottom of the fall (like a boat or something) or how much power/work that water can give if it were to push the boat and make it move.
Volts would be the difference (in height) between the level of water at the top of the dam and the level of water at the bottom of the dam.
Originally Posted by sccr64472
Now explain to him in terms of AC and the difference between resistance and impedance
Originally Posted by slow'puter