# What is meant by KVA?

What is meant by KVA?

kVA is the unit of Apparent power. kVA means kilovolt ampere.
KVA - kilo volt ampereĀ

Used to specify the transformer details

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Description : What is difference between KW and KVA?

Answer : kW is kilowatt and kVA is kilovolt ampere. kW is unit of real power and kVA is unit of Apparent power.

Description : The apparent power drawn by an A.C. circuit is 10 kVA and active power is 8 kW. The reactive power in the circuit is?

Answer : The apparent power drawn by an A.C. circuit is 10 kVA and active power is 8 kW. The reactive power in the circuit isĀ 6 kVAR.

Description : Why are generators rated in kVA not in kW ?

Answer : Because It's rating of generator kva is apparent power. Kw is active power which we use. And one is kvar reactive power.

Description : Why Transformer rating is given in kVA?

Answer : 1) The output of transformer is limited by heating due to the losses. Two types of losses in the transformer (i) Iron loss, (ii) Copper loss. 2) Iron loss depends on the transformer voltage (V). ... by load power factor. - Hence the transformer output is expressed in VA or kVA and not in kW.

Description : Define kVA rating of transformer.

Answer : kVA rating of transformer is defined as the product of voltage (V) and current (I) on primary side of transformer or secondary side of transformer divided by 1000. On both side the VA rating remains ... Mathematically kVA rating is given by, kVA rating of transformer = V1I1/1000 =V2I2/1000