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For DC application: 2.0 kVA = 2.0 kW or 2000 watts.

For AC equipment, it depends on the power factor (PF)

kVA x PF = kW.

kW x 1000 = watts.

Resistance type loads have a power factor near 1.00,

so 2.0 kVA = 2.0 kW or 2000 watts.

Motors may have a power factor closer to 0.85.

In that case 2.0 kVA x 0.85 = 1.7 kW or 1700 watts.

I've seen equipment with power factors as low as 0.48.

In those applications, 2.0 kVA x 0.48 = 0.96 kW or 960 watts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_factor

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