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    how many watts in a kva

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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 


    Answer borrowed from http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070617061147AAHD7RL



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