Power Calulator
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Power Calculators

Guide to Standard Units
Kilo Volt AmpereskVA
Kilo Watts (1000watts = 1kW)kW
Ampere (Volt-Amperes or Current)I
VoltsE
Power FactorPF
Percent Efficiency%EFF
Horse PowerHP
Power Requirement Calculator
PhaseVolts Required
V
Amperes
I
Power
Factor
=Power
kW
1
3
0.8
1.0
Converting kW to kVA
kW=kVA
Converting kVA to kW
kVA=kW
Converting kW to HP
kW=HP
What size genset is needed to start a 3 phase electric motor Direct on Line (DOL) start
HP of motor=Generator KVA Required
Calculating Amperes (when you know kVA)
PhaseGenerator
kVA
Volts
Required
=Ampere
I
1
3

* LEGAL DISCLAIMER: Whenever complex electrical calculations are involved, it is always wise to seek the assistance of a certified electrician. The calculators on this page are offered to assist in generating general estimations only. In most instances, there are numerous additional factors that should be accounted for (such as altitude, site conditions, iron losses, motor efficiencies, etc.). If you are still unsure or would like assistance analyzing your current situation, feel free to contact us with your questions.

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