## kVA to kW Calculator

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Kilovolt-ampere (kVA) and kilowatts (kW) are both standard units for measurement of power consumption in an electrical circuit.

The units for measuring power consumption are watts. Kilowatt (kW) represents the rating on your electrical appliances.

The efficiency of your machine affects the kilowatts and kilovolt-amperes in an electrical device.

The number of phases in your circuitâ€™s device, and also depending on whether it uses a direct or alternative current affects the calculation of voltage-amperes.

The following article will act as a guide in understanding more about kVA and kW measurements and their conversions.

**Definition of Each Element of the Calculation**

kVA referred to as kilovolts-amperes or volt-amps divided by 1000. kVA, on the other hand, is the measure of apparent power used by an electrical circuit. For instance, in a 100% efficient appliance,

1KW equals 1kVA. However, most electrical appliances are not 100% efficient since the work output does not equal the power consumed.

kW is a unit used in measuring energy. 1kW represents 1000 watts. Kilowatt-hour is the measure of power used.

A thousand Joules per second represent one kilowatt. Knowledge in kilowatt-hour helps you have an understanding of energy bills and determining the energy consumption of your electrical appliances.

**What is the formula?**

The power factor is a significant consideration to make when converting kVA to kW. Finding the apparent power, you will require the product of volts and amps.

Apparent power* power factor=actual power. The power factor represents the efficiency of your electrical circuit.

If you multiply the kVA and the efficiency of your machine, you will find the kilowatt of your electrical appliance or circuit.

Typically, the formula for conversion of kVA to kW is (1kWA*efficiency=kW)

**How to convert Kilovolt-Amps to Kilowatts**

When understanding the conversion of kVA to KW, you need to have an understanding of various units of measurements.

Standards units of measurements used include watts, amperes, volts, etc. 1kW equals 1000 Watts, whereas 1kVA equals 1000 volt-amps.

Volt-ampere is the standard unit of measure representing power, whose measurements are in kilowatt per hour.

This calculation is the conversion of apparent power in kilovolt-amperes to real power in kilowatts.

The real power in kilowatts equals the kilovolt-amps multiplied by the power factor. (KW=kVA*PF)

**More Information about kVA to kW conversion**

Conveniently, you can use electrical conversions calculators.

The kilovolt-amps (kVA) to kilowatt (Kw) calculator utilizes the formula above.

You need to fill in your kilovolt-amps of your machine, and machine efficiency in finding your result in kilowatts.

Note that the devices are rarely 100% efficient. First, determine the power factor of the electrical appliance before proceeding with the calculations.

Also consider the co-relation of other SI units such as joules, volt-amps, etc.

To sum up, when learning the kilo-volt amps (kVA) to kilowatts (kW) units, you need to understand various standards units of measurement of power.

Also, understand other units of measurement, such as voltage capacity, power, and energy have multiple SI units used to quantify.

If you want to convert kilovolt-amps to kilowatts, divide the number of kilowatts with the power factor.