In order to convert amps, short for amperes, into kVA (Kilovolt-ampere), current in amps and the voltage in volts has to be multiplied and then divided by 1000. Mathematically, kVA = Current (in amp) * Voltage (in volts) / 1000.
An amp is a unit of electric current, while a kVA (Kilovolt-ampere) is a unit of apparent power of an electrical circuit; hence it's not possible to directly convert amps into kVA without going through the accompanying calculations. Apparent power, denoted by "S" and measured by kVA, is equal to real power for a direct current (DC) circuit. However, for alternating current (AC) circuits, the real power and the apparent power differs by the ratio known as "power factor".Learn More
According to Reference.com, the word "kilo" is a metric system prefix meaning one thousand. Therefore, to convert kilovolts to volts, the number of kilovolts must be multiplied by 1,000. For example, 20 kilovolts is equal to 20,000 volts.Full Answer >
In general, watts are calculated by taking the current, in amps, and multiplying by the voltage. AC currents involve additional steps, which may include multiplying by a power factor (for single-phase currents) or multiplying by a power factor and a coefficient (for three-phase currents).Full Answer >
Converting kilowatts to amps first requires knowledge of the current type, whether it is DC, AC single phase or AC three phase, as each calculation differs. Additionally, the voltage in volts must also be known for all three calculations.Full Answer >
As grams are a unit of mass and milliliters are a unit of volume, you need to know the density of the substance you are measuring in milliliters in order to convert the measurement from milliliters to grams. In the case of water, 1 gram = 1 milliliter, so 15 milliliters of water = 15 grams.Full Answer >