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May 22, 2023

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Blog: What is a coulomb?

Blog: What is a coulomb?

What’s in a name? You may be wondering why we decided to name our company Koulomb, so we thought we’d share our inspiration.

A coulomb (pronounced: cool-ahm) is the unit of electric charge in the International System of Units (SI). It is named after French physicist Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, who made significant contributions to the study of electrostatics.

One coulomb (C) is defined as the quantity of charge that passes through a conductor in one second when the electric current is one ampere (A). It can also be expressed as the amount of charge carried by a single electron or proton, which is approximately 1.6 x 10^-19 coulombs.

The coulomb is an essential unit in electrical engineering and is used to measure the amount of electric charge flowing through a circuit or stored in a capacitor. It is also used in many other fields, such as electrochemistry, where it is used to describe the transfer of electrons during chemical reactions.

In practical terms, the coulomb is used to measure the capacity of a battery, the energy consumption of an electrical device, and the amount of electric charge required to charge an electric vehicle. 

So you can see how we were inspired by this very important physical element!

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