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I need help (KVA) again (incorrect addition on previous post)

Discussion in 'Electronic Basics' started by george, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. george

    george Guest


    I would like to know the Kva for the following appliances.

    4 freezers at 5 amps each

    3 chiller units at 3 amps each

    2 chillers at 35 amps each.

    I do not know if they are resistive or conductive(if that is necessary
    for the answer)

    Would the answer be 99 * 240 /1000 = 23.76??

    Hope you can help.

  2. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  3. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Guest

    Notice that John write kVA as opposed to your Kva...John is right so write
    the units that way.
  4. george

    george Guest

    Thanks for your help. You see, I have a shop and I am having a new
    supply of electricity and I have beeen asked for kVA(now I know the
    answer I can take it a stage further and contact an electrician to do
    the necessary work)

  5. Bob Eldred

    Bob Eldred Guest

    The units should be written all upper case, KVA. The convention is that for
    units above unity, the prefix is caps; e.g., K for Kilo, M for Mega, etc.
    For units less than one, the convention is to use lower case; e.g., m for
    milli, u (mu) for micro, etc.
  6. John Fields

    John Fields Guest

  7. Bob Eldred

    Bob Eldred Guest

    You are correct, I screwed up. I don't know where I got that idea.
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