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Dictionary of Electrical Engineering
Commonly used terms in the Electrical industry.
a measure of electrical energy: 1000 watts delivered for one hour.
unit of power in the SI system of units.
Watt, James (1736-1819) Born: Greenock, Scotland, U.K.
is best known for his work in the development of efficient steam power. Watt began his career as an instrument maker.
When asked to fix a troublesome Newcomen engine, he began to make improvements.
Watt eventually partnered with industrialist Matthew Boulton to form a steam engine company. Watt is credited with having devised the horsepower system. The unit of power, the watt, is named in his honor.
meter capable of simultaneously measuring the real and reactive power delivered to an AC load.
an instrument for measuring electric power in watts. A wattmeter requires connections to measure both the current through and the voltage across the load being measured.
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