A computer power supply is sized by the capacity of watts. What does a watt represent?
A) The frequency of the alternating current
B) The electrical potential of the direct current
C) The amount of energy transferred by the power supply
D) The physical size of the power supply
The answer: C) The amount of energy transferred by the power supply
A watt is a measurement of work done by the device, and the “capacity” of a power supply is measured by the number of watts that can be supported.
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