# kW to VA Calculator

## Kilowatt to Volt Ampere Conversion Calculator

 Enter kilowatts: kW Enter power factor: Result in volt-amps: VA

It is a conversion calculator which converts the real power in Kilowatts to the volt-amps. The units cannot be converted directly and use the power factor to deliver the result in volt amps.

This calculator has two buttons that control the processes of the calculator. The Calculate button initiates the conversion, and the results are projected in the bottom cell below the controls. The Reset button clears all the previous calculations in the text fields to create space for new calculations. You will first begin by entering the real power in Kilowatts (kW). The next cell allows you to fill in the power factor before you click on the Calculate button.

The real power in Kilowatts cannot be converted directly to volt-amps because of the difference in their quantities. It means that for the conversion to be effective, the power factor has to be included in the appropriate text field before clicking the Calculate button. It will necessitate that you fill all the text fields entirely for the calculator to be efficient in its conversions.

For example,
If you entered the real power in Kilowatts as 10 (kW) and the power factor as 0.9, then the result in volt-amps will be 11111.11 (VA). The reset button helps you to erase the previous calculations in the text fields to allow space for other calculations. You can follow the same process when you want to perform new conversions or calculations.

There are many calculations you can perform with this calculator at a time. The Calculate and Reset controls are useful in carrying out their functions with a single click. It is different from the manual calculations which require a lot of paperwork. It also takes time compared to perform the calculations since all the formulas are recorded in the program.

#### There are formulas used by the conversion calculator in providing the expected results

##### Calculation of Kilowatts to Volt-amps
S (VA) = 1000 x P (kW) / PF, which means that the apparent power in volts-amps is calculated by multiplying 1000 by the real power in Kilowatts, dividing the answer by the power factor.

For example,
If the real power in Kilowatts is 9 (kW) and the power factor is 0.3, what is the apparent power in volt-amps?

Solution
S (VA) = 1000 x 9 (kW) / 0.3 = 30000 (VA)

The Kilowatts to Volt-amps calculator is useful when performing several calculations of the same kind. Always ensure that the text fields are filled completely with the right data to provide accurate results.