# Volts Conversion

The volt is a unit used to measure voltage. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about volts.

## Volt Conversion Calculators

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## Volt Definition and Usage

Voltage is a measurement of electromotive force and the electrical potential difference between two points of a conductor.^{[1]} One volt is equal to the potential difference that would move one ampere of current against one ohm of resistance.

The volt is the SI derived unit for voltage in the metric system. Volts can be abbreviated as *V*, for example 1 volt can be written as 1 V.

Ohm's Law states the current between two points on a conductor is proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance. Using Ohm's Law, it's possible to express the potential difference in volts as an expression using current and resistance.

V_{V} = I_{A} × R_{Ω}

The potential difference in volts is equal to the current in amperes times the resistance in ohms.

### Background and Origin

The volt is named for Italian physicist Alessandro Volta to honor his pioneering in electricity. The volt was proposed and named for use as a unit of electromotive force in the late 19th century.

## Volts Measurement Conversion Table

volts | nanovolts | microvolts | millivolts | kilovolts | megavolts | gigavolts | statvolts | abvolts |
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1 V | 1,000,000,000 nV | 1,000,000 µV | 1,000 mV | 0.001 kV | 0.000001 MV | 0.000000001 GV | 0.003336 stV | 100,000,000 abV |

2 V | 2,000,000,000 nV | 2,000,000 µV | 2,000 mV | 0.002 kV | 0.000002 MV | 0.000000002 GV | 0.006671 stV | 200,000,000 abV |

3 V | 3,000,000,000 nV | 3,000,000 µV | 3,000 mV | 0.003 kV | 0.000003 MV | 0.000000003 GV | 0.010007 stV | 300,000,000 abV |

4 V | 4,000,000,000 nV | 4,000,000 µV | 4,000 mV | 0.004 kV | 0.000004 MV | 0.000000004 GV | 0.013343 stV | 400,000,000 abV |

5 V | 5,000,000,000 nV | 5,000,000 µV | 5,000 mV | 0.005 kV | 0.000005 MV | 0.000000005 GV | 0.016678 stV | 500,000,000 abV |

6 V | 6,000,000,000 nV | 6,000,000 µV | 6,000 mV | 0.006 kV | 0.000006 MV | 0.000000006 GV | 0.020014 stV | 600,000,000 abV |

7 V | 7,000,000,000 nV | 7,000,000 µV | 7,000 mV | 0.007 kV | 0.000007 MV | 0.000000007 GV | 0.023349 stV | 700,000,000 abV |

8 V | 8,000,000,000 nV | 8,000,000 µV | 8,000 mV | 0.008 kV | 0.000008 MV | 0.000000008 GV | 0.026685 stV | 800,000,000 abV |

9 V | 9,000,000,000 nV | 9,000,000 µV | 9,000 mV | 0.009 kV | 0.000009 MV | 0.000000009 GV | 0.030021 stV | 900,000,000 abV |

10 V | 10,000,000,000 nV | 10,000,000 µV | 10,000 mV | 0.01 kV | 0.00001 MV | 0.00000001 GV | 0.033356 stV | 1,000,000,000 abV |

11 V | 11,000,000,000 nV | 11,000,000 µV | 11,000 mV | 0.011 kV | 0.000011 MV | 0.000000011 GV | 0.036692 stV | 1,100,000,000 abV |

12 V | 12,000,000,000 nV | 12,000,000 µV | 12,000 mV | 0.012 kV | 0.000012 MV | 0.000000012 GV | 0.040028 stV | 1,200,000,000 abV |

13 V | 13,000,000,000 nV | 13,000,000 µV | 13,000 mV | 0.013 kV | 0.000013 MV | 0.000000013 GV | 0.043363 stV | 1,300,000,000 abV |

14 V | 14,000,000,000 nV | 14,000,000 µV | 14,000 mV | 0.014 kV | 0.000014 MV | 0.000000014 GV | 0.046699 stV | 1,400,000,000 abV |

15 V | 15,000,000,000 nV | 15,000,000 µV | 15,000 mV | 0.015 kV | 0.000015 MV | 0.000000015 GV | 0.050035 stV | 1,500,000,000 abV |

16 V | 16,000,000,000 nV | 16,000,000 µV | 16,000 mV | 0.016 kV | 0.000016 MV | 0.000000016 GV | 0.05337 stV | 1,600,000,000 abV |

17 V | 17,000,000,000 nV | 17,000,000 µV | 17,000 mV | 0.017 kV | 0.000017 MV | 0.000000017 GV | 0.056706 stV | 1,700,000,000 abV |

18 V | 18,000,000,000 nV | 18,000,000 µV | 18,000 mV | 0.018 kV | 0.000018 MV | 0.000000018 GV | 0.060042 stV | 1,800,000,000 abV |

19 V | 19,000,000,000 nV | 19,000,000 µV | 19,000 mV | 0.019 kV | 0.000019 MV | 0.000000019 GV | 0.063377 stV | 1,900,000,000 abV |

20 V | 20,000,000,000 nV | 20,000,000 µV | 20,000 mV | 0.02 kV | 0.00002 MV | 0.00000002 GV | 0.066713 stV | 2,000,000,000 abV |

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## References

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf