Amps are a measure of electric current and kilowatts are a measure of electric power, so the two are not strictly interchangeable. This means that a third factor, voltage, must be accounted for in any conversion of amps ... More »

Converting kilowatts to amps first requires knowledge of the current type, whether it is DC, AC single phase or AC three phase, as each calculation differs. Additionally, the voltage in volts must also be known for all t... More »

The central processing unit (CPU) in the average desktop computer uses between .06 to .3 kilowatts per hour (kWh). A laptop computer uses approximately 72 kWh. More »

A kilowatt is a measure of power while a kilowatt-hour is a measure of energy. One kilowatt equals 1,000 watts and one kilowatt-hour is equivalent to 3.6 million joules of energy. Kilowatts measure energy usage and gener... More »

The simplest conversion formula to convert watts to amps is based on the formula for amps, which is power (in Watts) divided by Volts. This is written as I(Amps) = P(Watts) / V(Volts). By simply rearranging this formula,... More »

In 2012, the average kilowatts used by a home in the United States was 10,837 kilowatt hours annually, with an average monthly usage of 903 kilowatt hours. Energy use per home greatly depends on the size of the home, wit... More »

A home refrigerator annually uses about 657 kilowatt hours, a home dishwasher uses approximately 241 kilowatt hours per year when used two hours per day and a microwave oven uses about 1095 kilowatts yearly when used two... More »