kVA to KW Calculator

Kilovolt Ampere to Kilowatt Conversion Calculator

Enter kilovolt-amps: kVA
Enter power factor:  
Result in kilowatts: kW

It is a conversion calculator which converts the apparent power in Kilovolts-amps and power factor to Kilowatts. It has two text fields and control buttons which perform different functions. The first step involves entering the apparent power in Kilovolt-amps (kVA) and the power factor. Once all the text fields are filled completely, you can tap the Calculate Button which executes the conversion.

The results in Kilowatts will be projected below the Calculate and Reset buttons. The procedure is simple and faster compared to manual calculations. The Reset button is active and allows you to erase everything in the text fields. It is useful if you want to perform other types of calculations.

The power factor ranges from zero to one, and therefore the calculator will reject any unit that is above one or below zero. For example, if you enter the Kilovolt-amps as 22(kVA) and the power factor as 0.67, your result in Kilowatts will be 14.74 (kW) after clicking the Calculate button. Always use the Reset button when you want to enter new figures as it is the fastest way of clearing all the text fields.

It is also important to know that the Kilo-volt amps cannot be converted directly to Kilowatts without indicating the power factor.

The reason is that they are both different units and all the text fields must be filled with the appropriate figures before clicking on the Calculate Button. In case you fail to indicate the power factor, you will always get a zero result in kilowatts which show that the calculation is invalid.

This calculator has been programmed to perform several conversions within a short period. However, it can only perform a single conversion at a time which means that you can always use the reset button when converting different units in Kilovolt-amps and power factor to Kilowatts.

There are formulas which the calculator uses in executing the conversions.

Calculation of Kilovolt-amps to Kilowatts
P (kW) = s (kVA) x PF, which means that the real power in Kilowatts is calculated by multiplying the apparent power in Kilovolt-amps by the power factor.

The formula can also be written as; Kilowatts = Kilovolt-amps x PF or kW = kVA x PF

For example;
If the apparent power is six kVA and the power factor is 0.6, what is the real power in Kilowatts?

P = 6 kVA x 0.6 = 3.6 kW

You can always repeat the procedure using different units of the apparent power and the power factor to get the real power in Kilowatts.

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