kVA to kW

Kilovolt-amps (kVA) to Kilowatts (kW) calculator and how to calculate

Kilovolt-amps (kVA) to Kilowatts (kW) calculator

Kilovolt-amps: kVA
Power factor:

Kilowatts: kW

kVA to kW conversion

How to convert apparent power in kilovolt-amps (kVA) to real power in kilowatts (kW)

Actual power in kilowatts (kW) may be calculated by multiplying the power factor PF with the apparent power S in kVA

P (kW) = S(kVA) × PF


Kilowatts = the power factor multiplied by the apparent power in kilovolt-amps

kilowatts = kilovolt-amps × PF


kW = kVA × PF

Example One

Work out the real power in an electrical circuit, given that the power factor is 0.9 and the apparent power is 5kVA.


P(kW) =  S(kVA) × PF

P = 5kVA × 0.9 = 4.5kW