## Watts to Joules Calculator

**Contents**show

### What is the Formula

1 W = 1 J/sec

### Definition of each element of the calculation

W stands for watt and J stands for Joule. A watt is used to calculate the rate of energy transfer in quantifiable terms, whereas a joule is a unit of energy.

It is important to note that watts are stand-alone units and never expressed as watts per hour or watts per minute. Joules, on the other hand, are always expressed on a per second, minute, or hour basis.

### How to do the calculation

The conversion of watts to joules per second is one of the easiest calculations available.

1 watt is simply equal to 1 joule per second.

Therefore, 7 watts equal 7 joules per second, 12 watts equal 12 joules per second, 13,000 watts equal 13,000 joules per second, etc.

Converting watts to a higher unit of energy is very simple as well and only involves calculating on a per second basis.

For example, since there are 60 seconds in a minute, 1 watt is equal to 60 joules per minute.

Furthermore, since there are 3600 seconds in an hour, 1 watt equals 3600 joules per hour.

It is important to remember that while watts are stand-alone units and joules are not, this does not affect the simple conversion rate of 1 to 1.

Overthinking this formula is primarily the only way to get it incorrect.

### Important tips and warnings

Probably the only significant difficulty about this formula is to remember that the 1 to 1 conversation rate involves watts and joules per second.

It would be easy to incorrectly utilize the formula as being 1 watt equals 1 joule per minute or 1 watt equals 1 joule per hour.

Also, remember that watts are stand-alone units that are never expressed on a per period of time basis.

**Conclusion**

Converting watts to joules is one of the easiest calculations available by simply being a 1 to 1 ratio from watts to joules per second.

If converting watts to a higher unit of energy is desired, remember to calculate on a per-second basis, with 1 watt being equal to 60 joules per minute and 3600 joules per hour.

As long as you do not overthink the calculation, remember the easy 1 to 1 ratio, and remember that the difference in how watts and joules are expressed do not affect the calculation, you should have no problem in the conversion process.