There is a big

**difference between**the two though as**watts**is a comprehensive measurement of power while**amps**is just the quantity of current being drawn. The amount of power can still vary depending on the voltage. The current in**amps**and the voltage of the source multiplied is equal to the power draw in**watts**.What are amps and watts?

Amps would be the volume of water

**flowing**through the pipe. The water pressure would be the voltage. Watts would be the power (volts x amps) the water could provide (think back to the old days when water was used to power mills).What is the difference between watts and volt amps?

Many people are confused about the distinction

**between**the**watt**(W) and**volt**-**amp**(VA) measures for UPS load sizing. The power in**watts**is the real power drawn by the equipment.**Volt**-**amps**are called the "apparent power" and are the product of the voltage applied to the equipment times the current drawn by the equipment.