Unit GV
Name gigavolt
Category Electric Potential
Details In the field of electric potential, a gigavolt (GV) is a unit used to measure the strength of electric potential difference or voltage. It is equivalent to 1 billion (10^9) volts. Electric potential difference is a measure of the energy needed to move a charged particle between two points in an electric field, and it is essential in understanding electrical circuits, potential energy, charge distribution, and electric fields in various applications. Gigavolts are typically used when referring to extremely high voltage scenarios, which are significantly larger when compared to household or everyday electrical systems.