electric power

- The rate at which electric energy is utilized. This may be in its
__conversion__into another form of energy, such as heat, or for doing__work__. In a__DC circuit__or__system__, it is__equal__to the potential difference, expressed in volts, multiplied by the__current__, expressed in amperes. In an__AC circuit__or system, true power is the rate at which work is performed or energy is transferred, apparent power is the product of the RMS current and the RMS voltage, while reactive power is the__power__in an__AC__circuit which cannot perform work. Its__symbol__is, and it is expressed in watts, or some multiple of watts, such as megawatts. Also called power (1).*P* - synonym electrical power
- synonym electricity

**Not what you were looking for?**