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How many volts are in 1 amp?

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Amps do not contain any volts. Volts and amps are two different types of electrical properties, and one does not contain the other. A relationship does exist between volts and amps, and Ohm's Law defines that relationship.

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Volts are a measure of the electrical potential between one point and another, such as between the two slots in a wall outlet. Amps (amperes) are a measure of the flow of electric current. If there is an electric circuit that features a resistive element, such as the element in a heater, the current flowing through that element is equal to the voltage across the element divided by the resistance of the element. This relationship is Ohm's law: I = E/R, sometimes expressed as E = IR, where E is volts, I is amps, and R is resistance.

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