Kilowatts (kW) to Volt-Amps (VA) Electrical Conversion Calculator

Convert kilowatts (kW) to volt-amps (VA) by entering the power and power factor below.

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How to Convert Volt-amps to Kilowatts

Volt-amps and kilowatts are both measures of electrical power but they’re slightly different. Volt-amps measure the apparent power in a circuit while kilowatts measure the real power. Because of the power factor they are not always exactly equal.

Use the formula below for the conversion.

VA to kW Conversion Formula

VA = (1,000 × kW) ÷ PF

Volt-amps are equal to 1,000 times the kilowatts, divided by the power factor.

For example, convert 5 kW with an 80% power factor to volt amps.

VA = (1,000 × 5 kW) ÷ 0.8
VA = 5,000 ÷ 0.8
VA = 6,250 VA

Equivalent Kilowatts and Volt-amps Chart

Equivalent kilowatt (kW) and volt-amp (VA) ratings using an 80% power factor.
kW VA
5 kW 6,250 VA
7.5 kW 9,375 VA
10 kW 12,500 VA
15 kW 18,750 VA
20 kW 25,000 VA
25 kW 31,250 VA
30 kW 37,500 VA
40 kW 50,000 VA
50 kW 62,500 VA
60 kW 75,000 VA
75 kW 93,750 VA
100 kW 125,000 VA