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What is the difference between watt and KVA?
kva is an apperent power which is ac,depends on phaseangle eg-e=25cos wt.while watt is a true power which is dc eg-p=vi
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kW is the unit of real power & kVA is the unit of Apparent power. Apparent Power= real power + reactive power Besides this,the ratings which we write on a motor or gene…rator is KVA & not KW. B'coz there are two types of losses in a motor or generator- core losses & ohmic losses. Core loss depends upon the voltage applied & ohmic losses depend upon the current flowing & none of these losses depend upon the power factor i.e. Cos@. As we know that KW power = V * I *Cos@. But as the losses are independent of the power factor hence we need to calculate only KVA = V*I. Comment Apparent power is the vector sum of real power and reactive power, not the sum. KVA is the unit of apparent power and KW is unit of active power. KW is kilowatts, and KVA is kilovoltamps. KW is the apparent power that a normal power meter would measure, while KVA is simply the maximum of the instantaneous product of volts and amps divided by 1000. The difference between these two terms is due to phase angle, which is due to the reactance of the load to an AC power source. KW (kilowatts) is apparant power, while KVA (kilovoltamps) is true power. They are different when the phase angle between voltage and current is not zero, i.e. when the load is reactive, such as in a motor. The ratio of KW over KVA is Power Factor, and is the cosine of the phase angle between voltage and current. It is zero at a phase angle of 90 degree, which occurs for purely (ideal) inductive or capacitive loads with no resistance in the source or conductors, and it is one for purely resistive loads.
kw means total usefull power if the power factor is unity Alternative Answer The symbol 'kW' ( not 'kw') represents 'kilowatt', and the symbol 'kV . A' ( not 'kva') sta…nds for 'kilovolt ampere'. In a.c., the product of supply voltage and load current is called 'apparent power', and is expressed in volt amperes. To determine 'true power', expressed in watts, you must multiply apparent power by the power factor of the load. apparent power = voltage x current true power = voltage x current x power factor Power factor is the cosine of the angle by which the load current leads or lags the supply voltage.
Formulas you need for single phase calculations. KVA = I x E/1000, KW = I x E x pf (where pf = power factor). For your question multiply the KVA by the power factor to get KW …and then move the decimal point three places to the right to get watts.. They are virtually the same. A watt is volts times amps. KVA is thousand of volts time amps. KVA and KW ratings are the same.
kV is kilovolt, whereas kV . A stands for kilovolt ampere. Kilovolt means the potential difference measured between two points. Kilovolt ampere is the apparent power of an ele…ctrical load. kV is kilovolts, while kV . A is kilovolt-amperes. kV is a measure of voltage, in kilojoules per coulomb, while kV . A (and kW, kilowatts) is a measure of power, in kilojoules per second. kV . A and kW are related, in that they are both a measure of power. The difference there has to do with power factor in a reactive circuit, such as a motor.
KW is kilowatts, and KVA is kilovoltamps. KW is the apparent power that a normal power meter would measure, while KVA is simply the maximum of the instantaneous product of vol…ts and amps divided by 1000. The difference between these two terms is due to phase angle, which is due to the reactance of the load to an AC power source. kVA is apparant power, while KW (kilowatts) is true power. They are different when the phase angle between voltage and current is not zero, i.e. when the load is reactive, such as in a motor. The ratio of KW over KVA is Power Factor, and is the cosine of the phase angle between voltage and current. It is zero at a phase angle of 90 degree, which occurs for purely (ideal) inductive or capacitive loads with no resistance in the source or conductors, and it is one for purely resistive loads. Not asked, but answered for completeness: Also a component is KVAR, or kilovoltamps-reactive, which is a measure of reactive power. There is also reactive power factor, KVAR over KVA, which is the sine of the phase angle, but this is not commonly used. It is one for purely inductive or capacitive loads with no resistance in the source of conductors, and it is zero for purely resistive loads.
The symbol, kV . A ( not 'kva'), represents kilovolt amperes , which is the unit of measurement for apparent power -i.e. the product of supply voltage and load current i…n an a.c. circuit. The symbol, kV ( not 'kv'), represents kilovolts , which is the unit of measurement for potential difference .
Megawatts has the power factor calculated into its formula. KVA doesn't have power factor calculated into its formula.
Yes. KW is real power, while KVA is the sum of the vectors of real and reactive power. Put another way, KW output (of a generator, for example) can be defined as the KVA at a… specific power factor.
On the ligher side: (Norwegian has got two forms. BokmÃ¥l and Nynorsk) In Nynorsk, Kvar mean the same as "Where?" and Kva mean the same as "What?". Answer To an…swer the question... Typically, an alternating-current load is resistive-reactive . In other words, it has resistance and either inductance or capacitance. For example, a motor is typically a resistive-inductive load. The rate at which energy dissipated by a resistive load is called true power , which is measured in watts (W). The rate at which energy is alternately stored (in the magnetic or electric field) and, then, returned to the supply by the reactive load is called reactive power , which is measured in reactive volt amperes ( var ). The overall rate of transfer of energy is called apparent power , and is measured in volt amperes ( V . A ), where apparent power is the vector sum of true power and reactive power.
In simple terms. A prime unit was made to run at full load the time. The standby unit can run at full load for short periods . It is all in the windings of the generator secti…on.
In a DC circuit, the power in watts is the volts times the amps. Inan AC circuit, the volts times the amps is called the VA, and thepower in watts is the VA times the power fa…ctor, which is 1 forsome appliances but less than 1 for others. volt-amps, or current, is only one variable of any circuit; wattagewould be the product of current times voltage, a.k.a. power Answer In purely-resistive AC circuits, the load current and supplyvoltage are said to be in phase with each other, and the product ofthese two quantities is called the true power of the load,expressed in watts . If the AC circuit is not purely resistive, then it isdescribed as being reactive , and the load current eitherlags or leads the supply voltage. In this case, the product ofthese two quantities results, not in the true power of theload, but in the apparent power of the load. Todifferentiate between apparent power and true power, apparent poweris measured in volt amperes ( V . A ) while truepower is measured in watts (W). The cosine of the angle by which the load current leads or lags thesupply voltage in reactive loads is called power factor , andhas to be taken into account when calculating the true power of thecircuit -so, in this case, true power is the product of supplyvoltage, load current, and power factor. To summarise, volt amperes are used to measure the apparent powerof a reactive load, while watts are used to measure its true power.
Power is a quantity , and the watt is its unit of measurement .
volts is the unit of votage while watts is the unit of power
VA is just volts x amps. Watts takes into account Power factor such that watts = volts x amps x Power Factor. Since the Power Factor is one for a pure resistive load and dec…reases with inductance. Therefore a transformer rated in VA indicates maximum power rating. The K is just a multiplier of 1000.
KVA = KW + jKVAR KVA is full power, which includes the real power component (watts, or kW), and the reactive component (VARs, or kVAR).
The volt ampere ( V . A ) is the unit of measurement of apparent power . Apparent power is the vector sum of a circuit's true power and reactive power. A kV . A ( n…ot 'KVA') is the symbol for kilovolt ampere , whereas MV . A ( not 'MVA') is the symbol for megavolt ampere . So the latter is one-thousand times greater than the former!
KVA is an abbreviation for Kilo Volt Ampere = 1000 Volt Ampere . MW is an abbreviation for Mega Watt = 1000 000 Watt . A KVA is simply 1,000 volt amps. A volt is electrical …pressure while an amp is electrical current. A term called apparent power (the absolute value of complex power, is equal to the product of the volts and amps). . On the other hand, a Watt (W) is a measurement of real power. Real power is the amount of actual power that can be drawn from a circuit. When the voltage and current of a circuit coincide, the real power is equal to the apparent power. However, as waves of current and voltage coincide less, less real power is transferred, even though the circuit is still carrying current. . Differences between real and apparent power, and thus Watts and volt amps, arise because of reactance in the devices being powered. They're usually inductive, so alignment of the voltage and current is usually accomplished by adding capacitance across the supply line.