The volts, Watts and amps are three basic concepts for understanding electricity, but it is normal for us to quickly forget the lessons of the Institute and we don't even know what they are or how they affect our daily lives.
It's not just a theory taken from an old manual. It is real life: when the car does not start or when the light goes out in your house.
We tell you in a short and simple way what the volts, watts and amps are. Get interested in what you care about.
Volts: a battery's voltage
When the electrons move between two points through a conductive material (e.g. a cable) they generate electric current.
Electrons can't resist this trip, just like when you drop a ball on a slope. The law of gravity forcing the ball (electrons) to roll is the voltage or electrical voltage.
When the ball is at any point on that slope, all the descent that lies ahead is its potential energy. The volts (symbol V) measure the different potential energy that exists between one point and the other.
The volts are thus named in honor of Alessandro Volta, the inventor of the battery.