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A lot of people have a hard time converting between power and voltage in 50 Ω systems. The full derivation requires a little extra work because of the use of the root-mean-square value of a sinewave, based on its peak voltage value. Here's how it's done.
The Table of Equivalent Voltages & Powers was generated using an Excel spreadsheet. Equations for the cells are shown at the bottom of the table.
|Voltage to Power (for a sinewave) in a 50 Ω System|
where v is in volts
|Power to Voltage (for a sinewave) in a 50 Ω System|
|Table of Equivalent Voltages & Powers in a 50 Ω System|