# Tags: Voltage, current, and power (oh my)

Another set of hilarious tags: , , and Almost everything that isn't software could use all of those tags.

Thoughts on removing/retagging questions with P/I/V as they appear?

Their physical counterparts , , , or other circuit elements are also very prone to abuse, but questions are generally focused on them in some manner.

• Apparently I'm guilty of this: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/7117/… -- which should probably have my new line-power tag in lieu of power Jan 24, 2011 at 3:33
• hmm, that's quite a few questions and they'd all have to be manually retagged, as this isn't a batch rename scenario Jan 24, 2011 at 4:06
• @Jeff, yes it would be a pain, and I like to refrain from polluting the main page with simple retags (a problem others have as well), hence my concession "as they appear" :P Jan 24, 2011 at 4:21
• This is a good point. If a solution is not accepted soon we will have to introduce a tag 'Discussion-Voltage-Current-Power" Mar 4, 2011 at 14:20

• I would call , but that may be a local thing. Is it "line power" across the US?
• I like the tag , and it appears to have been used correctly so far. May need an edit or two every now and then; maybe even a wiki if one of us ever earns it. My goodness, there are plenty of users that can create this wiki, even me! Guess I should get off my butt!
• The tags will be quite the operation. Will have to just do a few every day to spread out the damage. This is how I've been doing the meta tags.

Just edited this post with this note:

Phasing out the tags [voltage] and [current]: https://electronics.meta.stackexchange.com/q/372/2118

• Yes, low-power is an important design requirement in many circuits. The requirement is usually "as low as possible" so specific power levels are not relevant to its use. Jan 24, 2011 at 21:30
• I agree with @tyblu about mains-power because thats what its referred to in the UK.
– Dean
Feb 25, 2011 at 10:09
• Around here people typically call it "wall power" or "grid power". I prefer "mains power" over "line power". Mar 20, 2011 at 0:17