kW to kVA Converter

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

kW to kVA

Kw to kva power calculator helps you to convert kw to kva electrical power. To covert kw to kva, you must know about power factor (efficiency). Here we provide you simple method to convert electrical power kw to kva. You just need to enter the kw value and power factor value and click on calculate.

Kilowatts:

Kilowatts measuring unit for electrical energy. It is derived from watts, watts use to measure small electrical energy. Kilowatts are used to measure high electrical energy. One kilowatt is equal to one thousand watts, kilowatt has one thousand times more power than a watt. All the modern equipment and gadgets are used to measure in kilowatts.

Kilowatt (kW) is used to measure the real power of an electrical system while using it. 

kVA:

kVA stands for kilovolt ampere. Kilovolt ampere helps you to find the overall power used by the electrical system. It is a combination of real power and wasted power of an electrical system.

Power Factor:

Power factor is the ratio between actual power and apparent power. It is a measure between 0 to 1.

kW to kVA Conversion Chart

Equivalent kW and kVA ratings given an 80% power factor.
kW kVA
5 kW 6.3 kVA
7.5 kW 9.4 kVA
10 kW 12.5 kVA
15 kW 18.7 kVA
20 kW 25 kVA
25 kW 31.3 kVA
30 kW 37.5 kVA
40 kW 50 kVA
50 kW 62.5 kVA
60 kW 75 kVA
75 kW 93.8 kVA
80 kW 100 kVA
100 kW 125 kVA
125 kW 156 kVA
150 kW 187 kVA
175 kW 219 kVA
200 kW 250 kVA
250 kW 312 kVA
300 kW 375 kVA
350 kW 438 kVA
400 kW 500 kVA
500 kW 625 kVA
600 kW 750 kVA
700 kW 875 kVA
800 kW 1,000 kVA
900 kW 1,125 kVA
1,000 kW 1,250 kVA
1,250 kW 1,563 kVA
1,500 kW 1,875 kVA
1,750 kW 2,188 kVA
2,000 kW 2,500 kVA
2,250 kW 2,812 kVA

Frequently asked questions:

How to convert kW to kVA?

The conversion of kW to kva is very simple. To convert you need to divide the kw value with its power factor value.

kW to kVA conversion formula:

kVA = kw / PF

kW = kilowatts.

kVA = kilovolt ampere.

PF = Power factor.

Example:

If an AC has 22kW power and its power factor of 0.80 then find the kVA? We have kW = 22kW; PF = 0.80; kVA = ?

kW to kVA conversion formula:

kVA = kw / PF

kVA = 22 / 0.80

kVA = 27.5

Typical power factor in household appliances:

Electronic equipmentPower factor
Magnavox Projection TV – standby0.37
Samsung 70 “3D Bluray0.48
Digital photo frame0,52
ViewSonic Monitor0.5
Dell Monitor0.55
Projector Magnavox Projection TV0.58
Digital photo frame0.6
Digital photo frame0.62
Digital photo frame0.65
Projector Philips 52 “Projection TV0.65
Wii video game console0.7
Digital photo frame0.73
Video game console Xbox Kinect0.75
Xbox 360 video game console0.78
Microwave oven0.9
Television Sharp Aquos 3D TV0.95
PS3 Move video game console0.98
Playstation 3 video game console0.99
Element TV 41 “Plasma TV0.99
Current large, flat-screen television0.96
Window air conditioner0.9
Legacy color television CRT-Based color television0.7
Computer monitor Legacy flat panel computer monitor0.64
White LED luminaire0.7-0.9
Portable adapter0.55
Laser printer0.5
Incandescent lampone
Fluorescent lamp (uncompensated)0.5
Fluorescent lamp (compensated)0.93
Discharge lamp0.4-0.6

Reference // 2014 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings / electrical-installation.com

Typical power factor in different constructions:

buildingsPower factor
Auto parts0.75-0.80
Brewery0.75-0.80
Cement0.80-0.85
Chemicals0.65-0.75
Coal mine0.65-0.80
Clothing0.35-0.60
Electroplating0.65-0.70
Foundry0.75-0.80
Wrought0.70-0.80
Hospital0.75-0.80
Machine manufacturing0.60-0.65
Metallurgy 0.65-0.70
Office building0.80-0.90
Oil pumping0.40-0.60
Paint Manufacturing0.65-0.70
Plastics0.75-0.80
Print0.60-0.70
Work with Steel0.65-0.80

Reference // IEEE Std 141-1993 (IEEE Red Book)

Industrial load:

Induction motor0.7-0.8
Electric arc furnaces0.6-0.8
Welding0.4-0.7
Machining0.4-0.7
Print0.5-0.7
DC Drives, AC VFDs
(Variable speed drives)
0.4-0.9
Fluorescent lights (magnetic ballasts)0.7-0.8

Reference // criticalpowergroup.com

Motor power factors:

Horse 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, BE-2012 Power Factor Requirements for Electronic Loads in California- Brian Fortenbery, 2014 http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com