Why does EVERYONE claim voltage is "electrical pressure?" Nearly everyone I talk to who says they know "a lot" about electricity say voltage is electrical pressure..... However, I fail to realize how voltage has anything to do with pressure.....in fact, I am quite certain it has NOTHING to do with pressure, and everyone who claims the contrary is completely wrong. Can someone provide some insight that possibly validates the claim that voltage is like electrical pressure? From what I understand, voltage is the potential energy (force exerted through a distance) per unit charge a given charge has due to an electric field. The force would depend on the charge producing the e-field.