So, you’ve seen the term Watt Hour pop up a lot lately. You may have been wondering what it is and how to calculate them? In this blog post, we will talk about what a Watt hour is, and how to calculate them.

A Watt Hour (Wh) is a unit of measurement for power over time (an hour). One Watt hour equals one watt of average power flow over an hour. For example, if you have 100 watts of light flowing in four hours then that means your bulb has used 400 watt hours or WHs worth of energy.

**How do you calculate watt-hours?**

The formula for calculating watt-hours is Watts x Hours = Wh. So, if you have 100 watts running over four hours that equals 400 WHs (100×400). As a point of reference, the average refrigerator uses 500 kWh per year or 50kWh per month and 5000 kWh would be equal to five hundred thousand watt-hours.

So, you’ve seen the term Watt Hour pop up a lot lately. You may have been wondering what it is and how to calculate them? In this blog post we will talk about what a Watt hour is, and how to calculate them. A Watt Hour (Wh) is a unit of measurement for power over time (an hour). One Watt Hour equals one watt of average power flow over an hour. For example, if you have 100 watts of light flowing in four hours then that means your bulb has used 400 Watt Hours (WH) worth of energy.

**Is watt and Watt hour the same?**

No, a watt is the unit of measurement for power that equals one joule per second. A Watt Hour (Wh) is equal to the amount of energy it takes over an hour to produce one kilowatt-hour (kWh). For example: 100 watts running over four hours would be 400 Wh or 400 Joules in one hour.

**How many watts are used in an hour?**

There are 3600 seconds in an hour, so you would need to divide the watts by 60. If 100 watt light bulb is on for four hours that equals 400 Wh or 400 Watts over time.

**How many Watt Hours are used when a refrigerator runs?**

A typical residential fridge uses 500 kWh per year which translates into 50kWh per month. Five hundred thousand watt-hours would be equal to 50,000 kWh or fifty times the amount of electricity usage for a typical refrigerator over an entire year.

**What is a Kilowatt?**

A kilowatt equals one thousand watts and it’s used as the measurement unit in power plants all around the world. A Megawatt equals one million watts.

**What are watt-hours on a battery?**

On a battery, Watt Hours (Wh) are used to measure its capacity. For example, if you have 100 watts running over four hours that equals 400 Wh or 400 Joules in one hour. As an example, a Yeti 1000 Lithium has 1250 watt-hours of energy storage which means it can power devices at the maximum 100 watts for 12.50 hours. That said, the Yeti 1000 is a larger battery so it can power more devices than a smaller capacity battery like the Goal Zero Sherpa 100 which has a storage of 200 watt-hours and only enough energy to run an average laptop charger at maximum 20 watts or charge your phone roughly three times before needing to be recharged.

**How many watts do I use a day?**

The average daily use for a US household is around 900 watts or 90kWh. This means that the average family of four will consume 36,000 watt hours per month which equals about 360 kWhs if they have an energy efficient fridge and dishwasher like our Yeti 1250 and Sherpa 50 models respectively.

**What is watt formula?**

The formula for calculating watt-hours is Watts x Hours = Wh. So, if you have 100 watts running over four hours that equals 400 WHs (100×400). As a point of reference, the average refrigerator uses 500 kWh per year or 50kWh per month and 5000 kWh would be equal to five hundred thousand watt-hours

**How many watts is a 100ah battery?**

A 100ah battery is equal to 12.50 kWh or 250 Wh which means it has enough power for an average laptop charger, Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Lithium, and Sherpa 50 all to run at maximum capacity simultaneously before needing recharged again.

**How much is 400 watt hours?**

400 Wh is equal to 400 Joules in one hour. One joule equals approximately the amount of energy it takes a person to lift a quarter pound potato ten inches off the ground, or moving a 40-pound suitcase three feet. It’s also worth noting that power usage for household items such as TVs and microwaves vary significantly from things like laptops or cell phones which typically use less than 50 watts.

**Watt vs watt-hour**

Watt is a unit of measure for power while Watt-hour (Wh) measures energy. One watt equals one joule per second, and one Wh = the amount of time it takes to produce an electrical current equivalent to 1000 watts. For example: 100 Watts running over four hours would equate to 400 Watt Hours or Joules in one hour.

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