# Horsepower to Kilovolt-Amps (kVA) Electrical Conversion Calculator

Convert horsepower (HP) to kilovolt-amps (kVA) by entering the power, motor efficiency, and power factor below.

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## How to Convert Horsepower to kVA

*Electrical horsepower* is a measure of power equivalent to 746 watts while *kilovolt-amps* measure apparent power. Because power factor and motor efficiency reduce the amount of actual work performed for the amount of apparent power in the circuit, the conversion from horsepower to kVA requires a formula.

### Horsepower to kVA formula

kVA = (HP × 0.746) ÷ (Efficiency × Power Factor)

kVA are equal to the horsepower times 0.746 divided by the motor efficiency times the power factor.

To convert, substitute the power, efficiency, and power factor values in the formula above and solve. A simpler alternative is to use the calculator above, which does the same thing. If the efficiency is unknown, leave it at 100% for the equation.

Follow these simple steps to use the formula.

### Step One: Convert Horsepower to kW

To convert horsepower to kVA, start by multiplying it by .746. This is the power value in kilowatts.

### Step Two: Find the Total Efficiency

Next, multiply the power factor by the motor efficiency to get the total efficiency. If the power factor or efficiency are in percentages, then divide by 100 to get the decimal value.

### Step Three: Final Conversion

Finally, divide the kilowatts by the total efficiency to find the result in kVA.

**For example,** let’s convert 25 horsepower to kVA given a power factor of 80% and a motor efficiency of 84%

kVA = (25 HP × 0.746) ÷ (0.84 × 0.8)

kVA = 18.65 ÷ 0.672

kVA = 27.753 kVA

## Equivalent Horsepower and kVA Ratings

HP | kVA |
---|---|

1 HP | 0.933 kVA |

2 HP | 1.87 kVA |

3 HP | 2.8 kVA |

4 HP | 3.73 kVA |

5 HP | 4.66 kVA |

6 HP | 5.6 kVA |

7 HP | 6.53 kVA |

8 HP | 7.46 kVA |

9 HP | 8.39 kVA |

10 HP | 9.33 kVA |

15 HP | 13.99 kVA |

20 HP | 18.65 kVA |

25 HP | 23.31 kVA |

30 HP | 27.98 kVA |

35 HP | 32.64 kVA |

40 HP | 37.3 kVA |

45 HP | 41.96 kVA |

50 HP | 46.63 kVA |

55 HP | 51.29 kVA |

60 HP | 55.95 kVA |

65 HP | 60.61 kVA |

70 HP | 65.28 kVA |

75 HP | 69.94 kVA |

80 HP | 74.6 kVA |

85 HP | 79.26 kVA |

90 HP | 83.93 kVA |

95 HP | 88.59 kVA |

100 HP | 93.25 kVA |