IRC so: 110 Freedom Volts

isotopp image Kristian Köhntopp -
March 10, 2017
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Work Chat said: [On boiling water with Gas instead of an electric cooker]

L> Yeah, they have 110 freedom volts. Or whatever weird unit they use for that.

I> So what is the imperial unit for Volt?

Let’s see. Volt in SI units :

That gives us $$ 1V = 1 kg * m^2 * s^{-3} * A^{-1}. $$

We can turn the kg into pounds and the square meters into square feet, but we can’t easily imperialize the seconds and Amperes. That leaves us with

That’s 2613 freedom volts (or George Bushes) to the 110 SI volts.

And it can be done with Google Math queries only, which is somewhat impressive.