# What is Electric Voltage and What is meaning of 1 Volt?

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Explanation of Basic Electric Voltage and Unit

**What is Electric Voltage? What is the unit?**
- As we already know that electric current will flow from minus to plus.

In other words, current will exist, if one point is positively charged and the other is negatively charged.

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The condition of this one charged point, in the future we will call it a point
that has a **potential charge**.

When a point has a positive charge and another point has a negative charge,
then these two points are said to have a **Potential Difference**, because
they have different potential charges.

Potential difference in other languages is often referred to as
**electric voltage** or **electric pressure**.

The higher the potential difference between two points, the higher the voltage will be to push the current so the current moves faster.

## Voltage Source

After we know the meaning of this electric voltage, where can the voltage source be generated?

There are several sources of electrical voltage, including:

- Battery
- Battery
- Solar Panel
- Generator

The difference between them lies in the material used to generate the potential difference between the two poles (points) and the direction of movement of the electrons (AC and DC).

## What is 1 Volt?

Voltage has units of Volts. Taken from the name of the inventor of electric
voltage, is **Alessandro Volta**.

1 Volt = 1 Joule per 1 Coulomb

Joule is a unit of Energy.

**1 joule **has the meaning of the amount of
energy required to apply a force of**
1 newton **to a distance of** 1 meter.**

**1 Newton is** the force required to give an
acceleration of **1 meter per second, **to a
mass of** 1 kilogram.**

**1 Coulomb is **a unit of electric charge that
has** 6,250,000,000,000,000 free electrons.**

So the meaning of

1 Volt isif1 Newtonof force can push6,250,000,000,000,000 free electronsas far as1 meter.

Another way to understand the meaning of Voltage is through Power.

1 Volt is equal to 1 Watt per 1 Ampere

Equation Form:** 1 volt = 1 watt / 1 ampere**

* Electrical Power (watts) is *the energy of

**1 Joule**to move an electric charge in

**1 second**.So

1 Volt isEnergy1 Joulecan push6,250,000,000,000,000 free electronsas far as1 meterin1 second.

The power source will generate power, while the electrical load will absorb power.

After we know the basic meaning of electric voltage, then let's get to know the two types of voltage, namely AC and DC.

For more information, please read on Differences in AC and DC Voltages.

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