Enter the circuit current (a) and the circuit resistance (ohms) into the calculator to determine the Potential Voltage. 

Potential Voltage Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Potential Voltage. 

Vp = IC * RC

  • Where Vp is the Potential Voltage (volts)
  • IC is the circuit current (a) 
  • RC is the circuit resistance (ohms) 

How to Calculate Potential Voltage?

The following two example problems outline how to calculate the Potential Voltage.

Example Problem #1:

  1. First, determine the circuit current (a). In this example, the circuit current (a) is measured to be 50.
  2. Next, determine the circuit resistance (ohms). For this problem, the circuit resistance (ohms) is calculated to be 20.
  3. Finally, calculate the Potential Voltage using the formula above: 

Vp = IC * RC

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

Vp = 50 * 20 = 100 (volts)

Example Problem #2: 

Using the same process as example problem 1, we first define the variables outlined by the formula. In this case, the values are:

circuit current (a) = 90

circuit resistance (ohms) = 3

Entering these values into the formula above gives : 

Vp = 90 * 3 = 270 (volts)