Guide to Standard Units
Kilo Volt Amperes
kVA
KiloWatts (1000 watts = 1 kW)
kW
Ampere (Volt-Amperes or Current)
I
Volts
E
Power Factor
PE
Percent Efficiency
%EFF
Horse Power
HP
Power Requirement Calculator
Phase
1
3
Volts Required
V

Amperes
I

Power Factor
.8
1.0
=
Result
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
=
Generator kVA Required
Calculating Amperes (when you know kVA)
Phase
1,2,3
Generator
kVA
Volts
Required
=
Ampere
I