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The power output of an MP40PH-3C train locomotive from Motive Power (Wabtec) is 4000 HP or 3000 kW. Ontario, Canada


Achievement in physics means the ratio of work to time. Work here refers to the amount of force F.that is needed to move a body along a route s to move. It can also be defined as the speed of energy transfer. In other words, performance is an indication of the working capacity of a machine.

Horse-drawn carriage with 2 HP or 1.5 kW


Power is measured in joules per second or in watts. In addition to watts, the unit horsepower is also used. Until the invention of engines, power was not formally measured and no units were assigned to it. After the steam engine was invented, inventor and engineer James Watt worked on improving it and increasing its efficiency. Performance is an indication of efficiency. When a machine is changed and its performance is increased, its efficiency also increases. To show the efficiency of the improved machine, Watt suggested horsepower as a unit of power. Before machines were invented, humans relied mostly on their own work and that of animals, so it seemed natural that Watt compared the power of the new steam engine to the power of horses, especially since not every mine where he sold his steam engines Used technology, only horses used. A standardized measure was useful for comparing performance between different machines and horses. This dimension was later adopted for other machines such as cars. Watt measured this unit of power by observing and evaluating the work of a draft horse in a mill. One horsepower is equivalent to 746 watts. Today it is thought that horses cannot work with this capacity for a long period of time, but the unit remains unchanged. While watt has existed as a unit for almost as long as horse power, the latter is more commonly used in the automotive industry.

Household appliance performance

Household appliances usually have a label that indicates their performance. Lighting devices sometimes only allow lamps with one or less power, for example 60 watts. The reason is that higher wattage bulbs could damage the lamp or device due to the heat generated. For household lights, the problem may be solved by not using lightbulbs. This generally reduces power consumption while maintaining the same brightness.

Most manufacturers try to improve the efficiency of both the devices and the light sources. The brightness or light intensity of a light source depends on the power and type of light source. It is measured in lumens. Below you can see a comparison of different light sources for domestic use with different luminosity.

  • 450 lumens:
    • Light bulb: 40 watts
    • Compact fluorescent lamp: 9–13 watts
    • LED: 4-9 watts
  • 800 lumens:
  • 12 W and 7 W fluorescent lamps
    • Light bulb: 60 watts
    • Compact fluorescent lamp: 13–15 watts
    • LED: 10-15 watts
  • 1600 lumens:
    • Light bulb: 100 watts
    • Compact fluorescent lamp: 23–30 watts
    • LED: 16-20 watts

    The comparison above shows that LEDs require less power and are therefore more efficient to operate. The price of an LED light is still high compared to that of a lightbulb, but LEDs are more cost-effective with long-term use. Some countries have or are planning to ban lightbulbs due to their low energy efficiency.

    The performance of household appliances differs depending on the manufacturer and model. In addition, the performance changes depending on the type of work, but below are some examples with averages and approximations.

    5050 LED strip. An LED consumes around 200 mW
    • Split system air conditioning systems for living areas: 20–40 kilowatts
    • Window air conditioning: 1–2 kilowatts
    • Ovens: 2.1-3.6 kilowatts
    • Washer and dryer: 2–3.5 kilowatts
    • Dishwasher: 1.8-2.3 kilowatts
    • Electric pot: 1–2 kilowatts
    • Microwave oven: 0.65-1.2 kilowatts
    • Fridge: 0.5–1 kilowatts
    • Toaster: 0.7-0.9 kilowatts

    Performance in sports

    Machines aren't the only objects that can be judged by performance. Work done by animals and people can also be measured in terms of performance. For example, the performance of an athlete throwing a basketball can be calculated by determining the force with which he propels the ball a certain distance and the time it takes to complete the work. There are websites where athletes can calculate the work and performance for different physical exercises. This is based on the weight of the athlete, the equipment used, the distance traveled - estimated from the size of the athlete doing exercises such as weightlifting - and the duration of the exercise. This conversion tool shows a power output of 39.5 watts for a person who is 170 cm tall and 70 kg weight when they perform 50 push-ups over a period of 10 minutes. Some athletes use special equipment to do these calculations, record and analyze their performance to determine how effective their workout program is.


    Performance can be measured by a special device called a dynamometer. Dynamometers can also measure torque and force. You'll find a range of uses, from engineering to medicine. Dynamometers can, for example, measure the power output of engines and help evaluate them. There are two types of dynamometers, the engine test bench and the vehicle test bench. Engine test stands are only used for engines that have been removed from the vehicle or machine, but are more precise. Vehicle test beds are easier to use, but they are less accurate and more expensive.

    A vehicle test bench can measure the torque and power produced by a vehicle's propulsion system

    Dynamometers can also be used to calculate the strength of people for sports or medical reasons. They are usually isokinetic in nature. An isokinetic dynamometer consists of an exercise machine with sensors connected to a computer. It measures the strength of different muscle groups. In addition to general measurements for the body, they can determine the power output for specific muscle groups. They can be programmed in such a way that they give a warning when a certain performance threshold is exceeded. This is useful for people with injuries in rehab or for someone who wants to carefully monitor their exercise program.

    According to some training theories, the greatest increase in performance occurs with a given stimulus duration, depending on the individual. If the exercise is too easy, there is no increase, if it is too difficult, performance can suffer from overuse. With some types of training that depend on the environment, such as cycling or swimming, the stimulus is difficult to measure because various environmental aspects such as the effect of the wind, the nature of the ground or the water resistance have to be taken into account depending on the exercise. Performance is one of the easiest ways to measure this stimulus by tracking the athlete's response to the stimulus with a dynamometer. Therefore, it is a useful tool for training.

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    This article was written by Kateryna Yuri.

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