Electrical Definitions


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Electrical Definitions

Letter - K


(Kilovolt amperes) (volts times amperes) divided by 1000. 1 KVA=1000 VA. KVA is actual measured power (apparent power) and is used for circuit sizing.



(Kilowatts) watts divided by 1000. KW is real power and is important in sizing Uninterruptible Power Supplies, motor generators or other power conditioners. One thousand watts. Expressed by kW.



Kilowatt hours) KW times hours. A measurement of power and time used by utilities for billing purposes.