The difference is quite simple, but many people muddle them up.
A watt (W) is a unit of measurement of power. Watts therefore refer to the power of your device.
The watt, as its many variations – kilowatt, megawatt, etc. – measures the electrical power of a device, whether it is a motor, a machine or the heating capacity of a boiler or wood stove. Today, this information appears on the technical descriptions for all electrical appliances.
The more powerful a device is, the higher the number of watts.
Variations on watts:
A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a unit of measurement of energy. A kilowatt hour therefore refers to the consumption of your device.
1 kilowatt hour (kWh) is the energy consumed by a 1,000-watt or 1-kilowatt electrical appliance operating for 1 hour.
Variations on kilowatt hours:
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