power unit

Definitions of power unit
  1. noun
    a measure of electric power
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    abwatt
    a power unit equal to the power dissipated when 1 abampere flows across a potential difference of 1 abvolt (one ten-thousandth of a milliwatt)
    milliwatt
    a unit of power equal to one thousandth of a watt
    W, watt
    a unit of power equal to 1 joule per second; the power dissipated by a current of 1 ampere flowing across a resistance of 1 ohm
    kW, kilowatt
    a unit of power equal to 1000 watts
    megawatt
    a unit of power equal to one million watts
    H.P., HP, horsepower
    a unit of power equal to 746 watts
    var, volt-ampere
    a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere
    kilovolt-ampere
    a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes
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    electromagnetic unit, emu
    any of various systems of units for measuring electricity and magnetism
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