# Extremely High Voltage, Extremely Low Amperage, 1 watt?

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Radium, May 8, 2007.

Hi:

How many volts of electricity are required to gain 1 watt of power, if
the current is only 1 electron per second?

Yup, 1 electron per second is an extremely weak amperage.

Thanks,

2. ### Uncle AlGuest

One mole of electrons is 96,485 coulombs. Work it out, dipshit.
One eV is 1.602177x10^(-19) joules. Work it out, dipshit.

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3. ### Richard TobinGuest

A coulomb is about 10 micro-moles of electrons.

-- Richard

42

Dave.

5. ### Eric GisseGuest

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7. ### Guest

xxein: I might suspect that you will intend to 'prove' some physics
with this, but beware that a volt is a 'potential difference'. And
therefor, the watt is a power of a particular referrence frame. Even
1 electron/sec is subject to a time dilation in the "identical clock"
that will measure it. Be advised.

But on the classical scale, it is simple. 1 Ev/sec will produce 1
val(Ev) x watts of energy per sec (in accumulative power), by
definition. If this is stored off-line, the stored quantity is
generally available for use in any manner you would care to use it
(minus the variable losses). In general, a 1 watt lightbulb will
consume (use) 1/Ev electrons/sec. If on-line you only get Ev watts/
sec.

But if this is a 'trick' question, it takes 1 volt's worth of energy
to produce 1 watt of available energy (called power because it can be
stored and used in many ways until you use it up as a quantity of the
differential force available).

If this seems confusing, think of water. Water will not flow if there
is not a potential difference due to gravity (but this is not
completely analagous).

There is a lot more. What are you willing to accept as an explanation?

Well, I was wondering if high-voltage, low-amperage electricity could
move through air much like the electricity of lightning and stun-guns.

If so, would electronic equipment that uses such "air" electricity
[for power, as well as processing, amplifying, attenuating, recording/
playing-back signals] have any advantages over electronic equipment
using today's electricity?

9. ### The TimeLordGuest

[ROTFLOL] Great! By the way, it wasn't the dolphins that left; it was
the bees. [smile] Take care and thanks for the laugh.

10. ### Eric GisseGuest

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Learn scientific notation, idiot.

11. ### The TimeLordGuest

Whether or not electricity will move through air is dependent on more
than just volts and amps. First the electricity has to overcome the
work function of the interface between conductor and air. Then there
is the probability of collision with air molecules. All this is
usually incorporated in the concept of resistance. However, you need
to understand that to answer a specific instance with just one
electron and one volt is probably to oversimplify what you might be
after to the point of absurdity.
I don't think so. I mean there is a reason that vacuum tubes had to
have a vacuum for them to work: probability of molecule collision

Like I said, you're probably after something that shouldn't be
oversimplified with only volts and amps.

OOOOOPS

1 = v × 1/624,150,948,000,000,000,000,000,000

1/624,150,948,000,000,000,000,000,000 =
0.00160217652989930250013815568217322

1 = v × 0.00160217652989930250013815568217322

v = 1/0.00160217652989930250013815568217322 =
624.150948000000000000000000067479

F--k! It still doesn't make sense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WTF is going on here????????????!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!?!?!

624.150948000000000000000000067479 volts couldn't possibly be enough
to generate 1 watt with 0.00160217652989930250013815568217322 amp.

I am so f--------------------kin confused!!!!!!!!!

13. ### Eric GisseGuest

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|__ __/ __ \ / __ \
| | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | |
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|_| \____/ \____/

_____ _____ ______ ______ _____ _____ _ _ _ _______
| __ \_ _| ____| ____|_ _/ ____| | | | | |__ __|
| | | || | | |__ | |__ | || | | | | | | | |
| | | || | | __| | __| | || | | | | | | | |
| |__| || |_| | | | _| || |____| |__| | |____| |
|_____/_____|_| |_| |_____\_____|\____/|______|_|

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| ____/ __ \| __ \ \ \ / / __ \| | | |
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| __|| | | | _ / \ /| | | | | | |
| | | |__| | | \ \ | | | |__| | |__| |
|_| \____/|_| \_\ |_| \____/ \____/

14. ### The Great AttractorGuest

WHAT A NUMBER! :-]

Ya fuckin' cross posting RETARDS!

15. ### mike3Guest

1 electron / second is a charge of around 1.602 * 10^-19 Coulomb
per second, or 1.602 x 10^-19 Amperes. Since the power =
voltage * current, then the voltage = power / current, so we
divide one watt by 1.602 x 10^-19 amp, giving 6.242 x 10^18
volts approximate, ie. 6,242,000,000,000,000,000 volts (!)
(approximately)

16. ### Salmon EggGuest

It is hard to believe that someone can be this incredibly stupid and be
alive. My conclusion is this Radium radical is playing this stupid on
purpose so that we wear out our fingers by typing.

Bill
-- Fermez le Bush--about two years to go.

17. ### mike3Guest

No, 1/624,150,948,000,000,000,000,000,000 =
0.000000000000000000160217652989930250013815568217322...

Notice all those zeroes. Also, notice how many
places the denominator has. Perhaps you
confused one of those commas in there
with a decimal point, and tried to reciprocal
624.150948000000000000000000? Different
number, you know.
You're off by 16 orders of magnitude.
Of course not when you neglect 16 orders of
magnitude.
Neglecting 16 orders of magnitude.
Nope, it sure ain't.
Only because you neglected 16 orders of magnitude.

18. ### mike3Guest

That some sort of joke?

That number is waaay too tiny.

Got to be a joke...

20. ### Rheilly PhoullGuest

I second that, it would seem second to destroying their brains with
narcotics, sending up the 'establishment' is another source of
gratification. Given a few years this behaviour settles down for most pimply