What is the difference KVA and KW?

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In an ac system the kVA is the product of the kV and the amps. But in some loads such as electric motors the current is not in phase with the voltage so some power flows from the load back into the supply for a fraction of the ac cycle. That means
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KVA Kilo Volt Amps. KW Kilo Watts. KVA means the largest value of volts and the largest value of amperage. The two do not have to be in phase i.e. The voltage could peek before or
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Both Kw and kVA are measurements of power however kW is the unit of real
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1. Look up the "power factor" for the electrical appliance in question. It will be between zero and one (or zero and 100 percent) Some manufacturers will include this information
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The main difference between kVa and kW is the power factor that is kW is the unit of real power whereas kVa is the unit of apparent power(real power plus re-active ...
KVA is kilo Volts Amperes is the amount of the power available to do the actual work. kW is kilowatts which is the amount of power capable of doing the work. ...
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