kW to VA – How to converter, calculator, formula and chart

With this calculator you can convert from kW to VA easily, quickly and free any electric power, the calculation takes into account the power factor.

For more ease we show how to convert from kW to VA in only step 1 and show the formula that is used for the conversion and a table with the main conversions from kW to VA.

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kW to VA calculation formula:
formula kW a VA

 

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

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How to convert kW to VA in only 1 step.

kw to va how to convert

Step 1.

Divide the kW between the power factor (FP) and then multiply the result by 1000. See the common power factors on this website: https://www.calculatorsconversion.com/en/the-power-factor-values-% E2% 80% 8B% E2% 80% 8Bfor-the-most-common/

For example, if you have a microwave that consumes 1kW and has a power factor of 0.9, then you must divide 1kW by 0.9 to get 1.11kVA.

Then divide step 1 by 1000, the result will be VA. ((1kW /0.9)x1000 = 1111VA).

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Definition P.F, S (VA) and P (kW):

kW: is Working Power (also called Actual Power or Active Power or Real Power). It is the power that actually powers the equipment and performs useful work.

The real power in watts is the power that performs work or generates heat. Power in watts is the rate at which energy is consumed (or generated). One watt is one joule (energy) per second (1 W = 1 J/s).

Resistive devices or loads such as heaters, incandescent lamps are rated in kW.

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

VA is larger than Watts 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 (Watts).

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

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.

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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

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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

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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

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kW to VA conversion table-chart:

kW Power Factor VA
1 kW 0,75 P.f 1333,3 VA
2 kW 0,75 P.f 2666,6 VA
3 kW 0,75 P.f 4000 VA
4 kW 0,75 P.f 5333,3 VA
5 kW 0,75 P.f 6666,6 VA
6 kW 0,75 P.f 8000 VA
7 kW 0,75 P.f 9333,33 VA
8 kW 0,75 P.f 10666,6 VA
9 kW 0,75 P.f 12000 VA
10 kW 0,8 P.f 12500 VA
20 kW 0,8 P.f 25000 VA
30 kW 0,8 P.f 37500 VA
40 kW 0,8 P.f 50000 VA
50 kW 0,8 P.f 62500 VA
60 kW 0,8 P.f 75000 VA
70 kW 0,8 P.f 87500 VA
80 kW 0,8 P.f 100000 VA
90 kW 0,8 P.f 112500 VA
100 kW 0,85 P.f 117647,05 VA
200 kW 0,85 P.f 235294,11 VA
300 kW 0,85 P.f 352941,17 VA
400 kW 0,85 P.f 470588,2 VA
500 kW 0,85 P.f 588235,2 VA
600 kW 0,85 P.f 705882,35 VA
700 kW 0,85 P.f 823529,4 VA
800 kW 0,85 P.f 941176,4 VA
900 kW 0,85 P.f 1058823,52 VA
1000 kW 0,9 P.f 1111111,11 VA
2000 kW 0,9 P.f 2222222,22 VA
3000 kW 0,9 P.f 3333333,3 VA
4000 kW 0,9 P.f 4444444,4 VA
5000 kW 0,9 P.f 5555555,5 VA
6000 kW 0,9 P.f 6666666,6 VA
7000 kW 0,9 P.f 7777777,77 VA
8000 kW 0,9 P.f 8888888,88 VA
9000 kW 0,9 P.f 10000000 VA
10000 kW 0,95 P.f 10526315,7 VA
20000 kW 0,95 P.f 21052631,57 VA
30000 kW 0,95 P.f 31578947,3 VA
40000 kW 0,95 P.f 42105263,1 VA
50000 kW 0,95 P.f 52631578,94 VA
60000 kW 0,95 P.f 63157894,73 VA
70000 kW 0,95 P.f 73684210,52 VA
80000 kW 0,95 P.f 84210526,31 VA
90000 kW 0,95 P.f 94736842,1 VA