kW-kVA to Power factor – calculation, formula, table, convert free.

With this calculator you can convert from kW/kVA to power factor with the explanation of the conversion formula.

In addition to the calculator , we explain some examples , some equivalences in a table and finally the steps for the conversion from kW-kVA to PF (power factor).

kW-kVA to Power factor calculation formula:

formula kw kva to fp power factor

  • kW=One kilowatt is equal to 1000 watts.
  • kVA=kiloVolt-Ampere.
  • P.F=Power factor

How to convert kW-kVA to Power factor in only 1 step.

kW-kVA to Power factor

Step 1.

Divide kW between kVA, for example, if you have a microwave that consumes 1kW and 1,2kVA, you must divide 1kW between 1,2kVA, the result will be a power factor of 0.83. (1kW /1,2kVA = 0,83)

Definition P.F, S (kVA) and P (kkW):

kW: kW stands for kilowatt. A kilowatt is simply 1,000 watts, which is a measure of power. So, for example, the 10,000 watt electric shower in the top bullet point above could also be called a 10 kilowatt shower.

kVA: A kilovolt-ampere, commonly referred to as a kVA, is commonly used as a unit of power in obtaining the electrical capacity of circuit breakers, uninterrupted power supplies and wirings.

KVA is larger than KW because loads are inductive such as motors, discharge lighting, reactors and more current is required to keep the magnetic field energized than is -turned into heat (KW).

Inductive devices or loads such,. as tansformers and motors having power factor less than 1.0 are generally rated in KVA.

P.F: Power factor is the ratio of working power to apparent power. It measures how effectively electrical power is being used. A high power factor signals efficient utilization of electrical power, while a low power factor indicates poor utilization of electrical power.

Power Factor is the cosine of the phase angle between current and voltage.
Power Factor is the ratio of true power to apparent power.

Typical Un-improved Power Factor by Industry:

IndustryPower Factor
Auto Parts0.75-0.80
Coal Mine0.65-0.80
Machine Manufacturing0.60-0.65
Metalworking 0.65-0.70
Office Building0.80-0.90
Oil field Pumping0.40-0.60
Paint Manufacturing0.65-0.70
Steel Works0.65-0.80
Tool, dies, jigs industry0.65-0.75

Typical power factor of common household electronics:

Electronics devicePower Factor
Magnavox Projection TV – standby0,37
Samsung 70″ 3D Bluray0,48
Digital Picture Frame0,52
ViewSonic Monitor0,5
Dell Monitor0,55
Magnavox Projection TV0,58
Digital Picture Frame0,6
Digital Picture Frame0,62
Digital Picture Frame0,65
Philips 52″ Projection TV0,65
Digital Picture Frame0,73
Xbox Kinect0,75
Xbox 3600,78
Sharp Aquos 3D TV0,95
PS3 Move0,98
Playstation 30,99
Element 41″ Plasma TV0,99
Current large, flat-screen television0,96
Windows-mount air conditioner0,9
Legacy CRT-Based color television0,7
Legacy flat panel computer monitor0,64
While-LED lighting fixture0,61
Legacy laptop power adapter0,55
Laser Printer0,5
Incandescent lamps1
Fluorescent lamps (uncompensated)0,5
Fluorescent lamps (compensated)0,93
Discharge lamps0,4-0,6

Typical Motor Power Factors:

PowerSpeedPower Factor
(hp)(rpm)1/2 load3/4 loadfull load
0 – 518000.720.820.84
5 – 2018000.740.840.86
20 – 10018000.790.860.89
100 – 30018000.810.880.91

Reference // Power Factor in Electrical Energy Management-A. Bhatia, B.E.-2012
Power Factor Requirements for Electronic Loads in California- Brian Fortenbery,2014

Watts VA to power factor conversion table-chart:

kWkVAPower factor
1 kW1,33 kVA0,75 Power factor
10 kW13,33 kVA0,75 Power factor
20 kW26,67 kVA0,75 Power factor
30 kW40,00 kVA0,75 Power factor
40 kW53,33 kVA0,75 Power factor
50 kW66,67 kVA0,75 Power factor
60 kW80,00 kVA0,75 Power factor
70 kW93,33 kVA0,75 Power factor
80 kW106,67 kVA0,75 Power factor
90 kW120,00 kVA0,75 Power factor
100 kW125,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
200 kW250,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
300 kW375,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
400 kW500,00 kVA0,8v Power factor
500 kW625,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
600 kW750,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
700 kW875,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
800 kW1000,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
900 kW1125,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
1000 kW1250,00 kVA0,8 Power factor
2000 kW2352,94 kVA0,85 Power factor
3000 kW3529,41 kVA0,85 Power factor
4000 kW4705,88 kVA0,85 Power factor
5000 kW5882,35 kVA0,85 Power factor
6000 kW7058,82 kVA0,85 Power factor
7000 kW8235,29 kVA0,85 Power factor
8000 kW9411,76 kVA0,85 Power factor
9000 kW10588,24 kVA0,85 Power factor
10000 kW11764,71 kVA0,85 Power factor
20000 kW23529,41 kVA0,85 Power factor
30000 kW33333,33 kVA0,9 Power factor
40000 kW44444,44 kVA0,9 Power factor
50000 kW55555,56 kVA0,9 Power factor
60000 kW66666,67 kVA0,9 Power factor
70000 kW77777,78 kVA0,9 Power factor
80000 kW88888,89 kVA0,9 Power factor
90000 kW100000,00 kVA0,9 Power factor
100000 kW111111,11 kVA0,9 Power factor
200000 kW222222,22 kVA0,9 Power factor
300000 kW333333,33 kVA0,9 Power factor
400000 kW421052,63 kVA0,95 Power factor
500000 kW526315,79 kVA0,95 Power factor
600000 kW631578,95 kVA0,95 Power factor
700000 kW736842,11 kVA0,95 Power factor
800000 kW842105,26 kVA0,95 Power factor
900000 kW947368,42 kVA0,95 Power factor
1000000 kW1052631,58 kVA0,95 Power factor
1100000 kW1157894,74 kVA0,95 Power factor
1200000 kW1263157,89 kVA0,95 Power factor
1300000 kW1368421,05 kVA0,95 Power factor