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kWh / KW ????
I see on my bill I used 703KWH last month. My water heater has a 4500 watt (4.5KW) element in it. If I ran the unit continually for 1 hour how would I calculate the KWH?
Thanks, Mark 
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Re: kWh / KW ????
As its name implies, kilowatt hours is indeed kilowatts * hours.
4.5 kilowatts * 1 hour = 4.5 kWh 
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thx for helping with my energy econ homework

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Thanks for helping me with my homework too =D

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thanks for doing my homework

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Re: kWh / KW ????
kilowatthour (kWh) is a unit of Power. 1 kilowatthour means that it will use (or transfer) one kilowatt every hour. One kilowatt is the power of one thousand joules (J) per second (s). the h in kWh basically signifies just the alternative time unit used. It is used because it often provides results that can be explained in whole numbers easily with out common household appliances.
If you really want to know what the conversion for kWh to kW... 1 kWh = 0.000277777...kW 1 kW = 3600 kWh 
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Re: kWh / KW ????
The conversion:
1 kWh = 0.00027777... kW 1 kW = 3600 kWh 1 kW = 1000 J / s So, the answer would be 4.5 kW = 16200 kWh, or 16.2 mWh (megawatthours) 
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1 kW = 1 kW consistent for 1 hour, or 1 kWh
1 kW = 1000 J / s = 1 kJ / s 1 kWh = 1000 J / h = 3.6 kJ / h kW (kilowatts), kWh (kilowatthours), J (Joules), s (seconds), h (hours), kJ (kilojoules), mJ (megajoules) But if you ant to find how much power was consumed in an hour, then you multiply 1 kWh times 3600. You can look above to find conversions to Joules per second, and, including the units, you find that the two time units cancel out each other: kWh / kW = (1000 J / h) / (1000 J / s) = (3600000 J / s) / (1000 J / s) = (3600000 J / s) * (s / 1000 J) = 3600 Just some prefixes for units if you ever want to know. (f) fempto = 0.000000000000001 (p) pico = 0.000000000001 (n) nano = 0.000000001 (micro symbol) micro = 0.000001 (m) milli = 0.001 (k) kilo = 1,000 (M) mega = 1,000,000 (G) giga = 1,000,000,000 (G) tera = 1,000,000,000,000 (P) peta = 1,000,000,000,000,000 For your information If anything is wrong, tell me now and prove it. I always want to be right. Oh, and Mark, the heater used 4.5 kWh, and it will consume 108 kWh daily if you leave it on 24/7. Last edited by Pizza_Pi; 12042007 at 08:05 PM. 
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