converting henries to ohms

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by redshaw, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. redshaw

    redshaw Thread Starter Member

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    is it possible to convert henries to ohms?

    as one is quantity a of inductance and one resistance?

    i have searched the web for the equal but to no avail

    trying to convert 1.5 H to ohms

    cheers
  2. recca02

    recca02 Senior Member

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    An inductor of L(in Henry) inductance offers reactance Xl (in Ohms) given by
    Xl = 2\pif*L.
    called inductive reactance.
    Where f is the frequency of the voltage applied.

    (reactance and resistance aren't the same)
  3. Ratch

    Ratch New Member

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    redshaw,

    No, as you noted, they are two different things. At an AC frequency, henries produce a reactance which is measured in ohms, but it still is a different quantity than resistance ohms. So you have two strikes working against their equivalence. Ratch
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