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:**

**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.

## 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:**

Industry | Power Factor |

Auto Parts | 0.75-0.80 |

Brewery | 0.75-0.80 |

Cement | 0.80-0.85 |

Chemical | 0.65-0.75 |

Coal Mine | 0.65-0.80 |

Clothing | 0.35-0.60 |

Electroplating | 0.65-0.70 |

Foundry | 0.75-0.80 |

Forging | 0.70-0.80 |

Hospital | 0.75-0.80 |

Machine Manufacturing | 0.60-0.65 |

Metalworking | 0.65-0.70 |

Office Building | 0.80-0.90 |

Oil field Pumping | 0.40-0.60 |

Paint Manufacturing | 0.65-0.70 |

Plastic | 0.75-0.80 |

Stamping | 0.60-0.70 |

Steel Works | 0.65-0.80 |

Tool, dies, jigs industry | 0.65-0.75 |

**Typical power factor of common household electronics:**

Electronics device | Power Factor |

Magnavox Projection TV – standby | 0,37 |

Samsung 70″ 3D Bluray | 0,48 |

Digital Picture Frame | 0,52 |

ViewSonic Monitor | 0,5 |

Dell Monitor | 0,55 |

Magnavox Projection TV | 0,58 |

Digital Picture Frame | 0,6 |

Digital Picture Frame | 0,62 |

Digital Picture Frame | 0,65 |

Philips 52″ Projection TV | 0,65 |

Wii | 0,7 |

Digital Picture Frame | 0,73 |

Xbox Kinect | 0,75 |

Xbox 360 | 0,78 |

Microwave | 0,9 |

Sharp Aquos 3D TV | 0,95 |

PS3 Move | 0,98 |

Playstation 3 | 0,99 |

Element 41″ Plasma TV | 0,99 |

Current large, flat-screen television | 0,96 |

Windows-mount air conditioner | 0,9 |

Legacy CRT-Based color television | 0,7 |

Legacy flat panel computer monitor | 0,64 |

While-LED lighting fixture | 0,61 |

Legacy laptop power adapter | 0,55 |

Laser Printer | 0,5 |

Incandescent lamps | 1 |

Fluorescent lamps (uncompensated) | 0,5 |

Fluorescent lamps (compensated) | 0,93 |

Discharge lamps | 0,4-0,6 |

**Typical Motor Power Factors:**

Power | Speed | Power Factor | ||

(hp) | (rpm) | 1/2 load | 3/4 load | full load |

0 – 5 | 1800 | 0.72 | 0.82 | 0.84 |

5 – 20 | 1800 | 0.74 | 0.84 | 0.86 |

20 – 100 | 1800 | 0.79 | 0.86 | 0.89 |

100 – 300 | 1800 | 0.81 | 0.88 | 0.91 |

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

**Watts VA to power factor conversion table-chart:**

kW | kVA | Power factor |

1 kW | 1,33 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

10 kW | 13,33 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

20 kW | 26,67 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

30 kW | 40,00 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

40 kW | 53,33 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

50 kW | 66,67 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

60 kW | 80,00 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

70 kW | 93,33 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

80 kW | 106,67 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

90 kW | 120,00 kVA | 0,75 Power factor |

100 kW | 125,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

200 kW | 250,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

300 kW | 375,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

400 kW | 500,00 kVA | 0,8v Power factor |

500 kW | 625,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

600 kW | 750,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

700 kW | 875,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

800 kW | 1000,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

900 kW | 1125,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

1000 kW | 1250,00 kVA | 0,8 Power factor |

2000 kW | 2352,94 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

3000 kW | 3529,41 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

4000 kW | 4705,88 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

5000 kW | 5882,35 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

6000 kW | 7058,82 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

7000 kW | 8235,29 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

8000 kW | 9411,76 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

9000 kW | 10588,24 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

10000 kW | 11764,71 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

20000 kW | 23529,41 kVA | 0,85 Power factor |

30000 kW | 33333,33 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

40000 kW | 44444,44 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

50000 kW | 55555,56 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

60000 kW | 66666,67 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

70000 kW | 77777,78 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

80000 kW | 88888,89 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

90000 kW | 100000,00 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

100000 kW | 111111,11 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

200000 kW | 222222,22 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

300000 kW | 333333,33 kVA | 0,9 Power factor |

400000 kW | 421052,63 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

500000 kW | 526315,79 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

600000 kW | 631578,95 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

700000 kW | 736842,11 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

800000 kW | 842105,26 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

900000 kW | 947368,42 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

1000000 kW | 1052631,58 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

1100000 kW | 1157894,74 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

1200000 kW | 1263157,89 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |

1300000 kW | 1368421,05 kVA | 0,95 Power factor |