# What is meant by KVA?

What is meant by KVA?

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kVA is the unit of Apparent power. kVA means kilovolt ampere.

KVA - kilo volt ampere

Used to specify the transformer details

## Related Questions

What is difference between KW and KVA?
Last Answer : kW is kilowatt and kVA is kilovolt ampere. kW is unit of real power and kVA is unit of Apparent power.

Why are generators rated in kVA not in kW ?
Last Answer : Because It's rating of generator kva is apparent power. Kw is active power which we use. And one is kvar reactive power.

Why Transformer rating is given in kVA?
Last Answer : Because of core losses and iron losses as core losses are measured in amps and cu losses in voltage ....this is definatly reason for the rating Or kVA is the unit for apparent power. Apparent ... shift between voltage and current). So a transformer has to be rated (and selected) by apparent power.

Define kVA rating of transformer.
Last 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

A 40 kVA transformer has a core loss of 400 W and a full load copper loss of 800 W. The proportion of full load at maximum efficiency is
Last Answer : A 40 kVA transformer has a core loss of 400 W and a full load copper loss of 800 W. The proportion of full load at maximum efficiency is 0.707

The kVA rating of Three-phase transformer with Voltage = 200V and Current = 100A will be :  (A) 34.64 kVA (B) 75 kVA (C) 20 kVA (D) None of the above
Last Answer : The kVA rating of Three-phase transformer with Voltage = 200V and Current = 100A will be : 34.64 kVA

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?
Last 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 is 6 kVAR.

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