thanks folks

i assumed a DC circuit, yes i understand power factor and its consideration in AC circuits

however for the sake of a simple discussion of a watt lets stick with DC for now

or at least unity power factor in an AC circuit.

to me, a watt is one volt at one amp, instantaneous measurement

and watt/hour is one volt at one amp for the time period of one hour.

therefore my question remains,

when defining a watt, and using volts and amps in a DC circuit or volts and amps at unity power factor in an AC circuit,

where does the time element come into play.

remember i am talking about a simple watt, not a watt/hour or watt/minute, or a watt/second.

just got my attention, and it has been quite a while so maybe i have forgotten what i once thought i knew?

bob g