Watthour Calculator
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How to use the watthour calculatorHow does the mAh to Wh converter work?How to calculate watthoursMilliamp hours to watthours – an exampleHow to calculate watt hours from timeWhy do we convert amp hours to watthours?FAQsWelcome to our watthour calculator, which allows you to convert electric charge in milliamp hours to watthours expressing the electrical energy transfer (power) of the system. You can also calculate watthours by entering the power of the device and the time period in hours directly.
You will also learn:
 What is a watthour?
 Why convert amp hours to watthours?
How to use the watthour calculator
This quick and intuitive watthour calculator is a tool that allows you to convert electric charge in milliamp or amp hours to watthours describing energy. If you want to further convert watthours to joules, you can also try another of our calculators, namely the energy conversion calculator.
To use our tool, you only need to go through a few steps:
 Enter the voltage of your appliance.
 Input the charge in mAh or Ah.
 The mAh to Wh converter will find the energy for you.
You can also convert watts to kilowatthours. Just specify:
 Power of your device in watts or kilowatts.
 Time during which current flows in the system in hours.
 The watttohours calculator will find the final result in various units.
How does the mAh to Wh converter work?
Our watt hour calculator allows you to use electric charge in milliamp or amp hours and voltage in volts to calculate the energy in watthours or joules. Amp hours – the shortened name of amperehour – indicates how much charge can flow through a battery per one hour. More specifically, it is an electric charge in a battery that enables 1 ampere of current to flow for one hour. For standard AA or AAA batteries, you do not need to use amp hours, as their rating is provided in milliamperehours (mAh).
On the other hand, voltage is expressed in volts (V) and describes the "pressure" that causes electricity to flow within a circuit. The higher voltage means that more electricity can flow in an electric device. If you want to determine what is a watthour, it is the total amount of energy generated or consumed over a period of time (an hour) by a system with 1 watt of power generation/consumption. In other words, one watthour equals one watt of average power flow over an hour.
How to calculate watthours
To calculate the relationship between charge in amp hours and voltage in volts, the formula should be used:
1 amp hour is equal to 1000 milliamp hours, so if you want to calculate watthours from mAh you can simply divide the result by 1000:
Milliamp hours to watthours – an example
Let's say you have a lithiumion polymer battery that has 1200 mAh and a nominal voltage of 3.7 V. When we use our converter, we can directly calculate the energy of the battery in watthours:
In this example, your battery has a capacity of 4.44 Wh. For comparison, laptop batteries have energy output in the range from 22 Wh to nearly 100 Wh, depending on brand and type.
Do you want to know how to calculate the power consumed by your electrical devices? Don't miss our electrical power calculator.
How to calculate watt hours from time
If you want to calculate watt hours over a period of time t in hours, you can simply multiply:
Therefore, one watt over six hours would be six watthours of energy. One kilowatthour is equal to 1000 watthours, so in order to convert watts to kilowatt hours, you need to divide the result by 1000:
If you use other units of energy, i.e., mechanical horsepower, try our power converter to convert them into watts.
Why do we convert amp hours to watthours?
When we convert amp hours to watthours we can better estimate how much energy can be delivered by different batteries. Different types of batteries work at a specific voltage, so comparing them only by amp hours can lead to misleading conclusions.
Sometimes you can conclude that a battery with higher amp hours can provide much more energy, but you should always take into account the nominal voltage at which the battery is operating. Therefore, you can use our converter to calculate electric capacity in watthours for each battery and compare them.
💡 Voltage is typically fixed for different types of batteries and depends on type of internal chemistry (alkaline, lead acid, lithium, etc.), while their charge in milliamp hours is printed on the side.
How do I calculate watt hours?
You can determine watt hours in multiple ways.
The first one is by using charge and voltage.

Multiply the charge in amp hours by the voltage in volts.

The result is watt hours.
Wh = Ah × V
You can use the second method when you are studying energy in terms of power over time.

Multiply the power in watts by the time in hours.

The result is energy in watt hours.
Wh = W × t
How do you convert Wh to watts?
Converting watt hours to watts is simple and straightforward. We will start with the formula to determine watthours:
Energy (Wh) = Power (W) × Time (hrs)
Now, rearrange it to determine watts:
Power = Energy / Time
So, all you have to do is divide the energy in watthours by time in hours, and you have the power in watts.
How many amphours is 500 watthours?
500 watthours is 62.5 amphours, assuming the voltage is 8 volts (V).
Determining the amp hours from watt hours is reasonably straightforward, especially if you know the voltage. You may use the formula:
Charge = Energy / Voltage
So, you figure out the amp hours, which is the unit of charge, by dividing the watt hours, the energy, by the voltage.
What is 1 watthour?
One watthour is the amount of energy used by an appliance with a power rating of 1 W that is used for one hour.
For example, suppose you had a 25watt light bulb in your lamp and kept it on for 4 hours. It would consume 100 watthours of energy.