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KWH to Watts

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    If the average KWH used per month in a household is 1650KWH for the year, what is the average power consumption rate in watts that gives this average KWH energy value?

    2. Relevant equations

    KWH X 1000WH/1KWH = W?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    1650KWH x 1000WH/1kWH = 1.65x106 W

    Is this right?
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  3. Sep 29, 2009 #2


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    No, KiloWatt-Hour is a unit of energy, Watts are a rate of energy.

    1 kilowatt-hour is the number of Joules generated in 1 hour at a rate of 1 kilowatt. With this, you should be able to calculate what rate the question is looking for.
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