# Kilowatts (kW) to Kilovolt-Amps (kVA) Electrical Conversion Calculator

Convert kilowatts (kW) to kilovolt-amps (kVA) by entering the power and power factor in the form below.

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## How to Convert KW to kVA

Kilowatts and kilovolt-amps are both a measure of power, but they’re a little different. Kilowatts (kW) measure the real power in an electrical circuit, while kilovolt-amps (kVA) measure the apparent power.

In electrical equipment such as a generator or transformer the real power and apparent power are often not equal. This is because the equipment has a power factor of less than 1, which represents the amount of power that does no real work in the circuit.

Learn more about power factor with our power factor calculator.

The formula to convert kW to kVA accounting for the power factor is:

kVA = kW ÷ Power Factor

The apparent power in kVA is equal to the real power in kW divided by the power factor.

To convert to kVA, insert kW and the equipment power factor in the formula above.

**For example,** let’s find the apparent power in kVA for a 10 kW generator with an 80% power factor.

kVA = 10 kW ÷ .8

kVA = 12.5 kVA

## kW to kVA Conversion Chart

This chart shows kilovolt-amps (kVA) converted to kilowatt (kW) ratings for equipment with a power factor of 80%.

kW | kVA |
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5 kW | 6.3 kVA |

7.5 kW | 9.4 kVA |

10 kW | 12.5 kVA |

15 kW | 18.7 kVA |

20 kW | 25 kVA |

25 kW | 31.3 kVA |

30 kW | 37.5 kVA |

40 kW | 50 kVA |

50 kW | 62.5 kVA |

60 kW | 75 kVA |

75 kW | 93.8 kVA |

80 kW | 100 kVA |

100 kW | 125 kVA |

125 kW | 156 kVA |

150 kW | 187 kVA |

175 kW | 219 kVA |

200 kW | 250 kVA |

250 kW | 312 kVA |

300 kW | 375 kVA |

350 kW | 438 kVA |

400 kW | 500 kVA |

500 kW | 625 kVA |

600 kW | 750 kVA |

700 kW | 875 kVA |

800 kW | 1,000 kVA |

900 kW | 1,125 kVA |

1,000 kW | 1,250 kVA |

1,250 kW | 1,563 kVA |

1,500 kW | 1,875 kVA |

1,750 kW | 2,188 kVA |

2,000 kW | 2,500 kVA |

2,250 kW | 2,812 kVA |