KV AND KVA KV AND KVA visitor (Aeronautics) (OP) 13 May 01 10:10 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KV AND KVA ?IS THERE ANY CONVERSION FACTOR BETWEEN THE TWO?THANKS RE: KV AND KVA electricpete (Electrical) 13 May 01 23:49 For single-phase systemsKVA = KV x Amps For 3-phase systems:KVA = KV x Amps *sqrt(3).KV is the voltage as you probably know.KVA is the "apparent power". In my mind it's apparent because that's what you wouldcalculate if you only knew the volts and the ampsand not the power factor.KVA is a little biggerthan the real power (kw). It's the square root of sum of squares of real and reactive powers. RE: KV AND KVA Inspector_1998 (visitor) 14 May 01 02:02 what is the power consumption by a single system(load)in kw and kva? suppose we have a load of 17000w what is the equivalent kva?. RE: KV AND KVA electricpete (Electrical) 14 May 01 08:23 For single-phase loads:Power (kw) = Apparent Power (kva) * power factor = Voltage(kv) * amps (A) * power factorFor a resistive load, power factor is typically 1.0.For a motor load , power factor is lower than 1.0Let's say you have a 120v motor which draws 10Amps, 0.8 power factor.Apparent Power = 120V*10A = 1.2KVAPower = Apparent Power * Power Factor = 1.2*0.8 =0.96KW RE: KV AND KVA Wirenut (Electrical) 16 May 01 11:29 KV MEANS 1000 VOLTS.KVA MEANS 1000 VOLT-AMPS. VA IS SIMPLY VOLTS MULTYPLIED BY AMPS.KEEP THE ANSWERS SIMPLE Wirenut RE: KV AND KVA gtf (Electrical) 18 May 01 12:11 Could someone advise the actual effects on the ac induction motor when the supply voltage decreases and what happens when voltage increases. What happens to the motor currents and torque ?Please provide formula if possibleThank you. RE: KV AND KVA jbartos (Electrical) 20 May 01 04:10 Suggestions:1. To: gtf (Electrical) May 18, 2001Could someone advise the actual effects on the ac induction motor.....<<Regarding the ac motor, please, see my posting as a response to your posting at other place.>>2. To: hariharasudhan (Visitor) May 14, 2001what is the power consumption by a single system(load)in kw and kva?<<It can be both. It depends on many factors. Many loads have kW on their nameplates, e.g. heaters, lamps, small motors, ac drives, etc. Others have kVA, e.g. motors, transformers, etc.kVA and kW are tied by relationships posted above in most cases that do not deal with harmonics and power quality. suppose we have a load of 17000w what is the equivalent kva?.<<kVA = 17000 Watts x power factor / 1000>>3. To: visitor (Visitor) May 13, 2001WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN KV AND KVA ?<<kV is a unit or dimension for voltage, and kVA is unit or dimension for Apparent or complex power.>>IS THERE ANY CONVERSION FACTOR BETWEEN THE TWO?<<Yes, there is a difference since kV is a unit for voltage and kVA is a unit for apparent power. Obviously, the voltage is different from power; however, they are related by several relationships, e.g.Power kVA = Voltage kV x Current A, orPower kVA = (Voltage kV)**2/Impedance Zfor simple one phase (single phase) circuit and associated connected load.