### Definition of Kilovolt-ampere

1. Noun. A unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes.

Generic synonyms: Power Unit
Terms within: Var, Volt-ampere

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### Literary usage of Kilovolt-ampere

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1. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1913)
"Assume that a community will require 100 kilovolt-ampere capacity and of this ... If we should represent say a 50 kilovolt-ampere 22,ooo-volt transformer as ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1911)
"... kilovolt-ampere per phase of the motor at 46.2 volts and 31.8 amperes is ... kilovolt-ampere in phase A of the converter at 56.5 volts is 0.79 kv-a., ..."

3. Alternating-current Electricity and Its Applications to Industry by William Henry Timbie, Henry Harold Higbie (1916)
"(c) What would be the total kilovolt-ampere load before the condenser was ... 19 to 90 per cent only, what kilovolt-ampere synchronous condenser would have ..."

4. Alternating-current Electricity and Its Applications to Industry by William Henry Timbie, Henry Harold Higbie (1916)
"(c) What would be the total kilovolt-ampere load before the condenser was ... 20 to 90 per cent only, what kilovolt-ampere synchronous condenser would have ..."

5. Union Engineering Handbook: Pumping Machinery, Air Compressors, Condensers by Earl P. Ordway, Union Steam Pump Company (1921)
"Kilowatts Kilovolt-Ampere (AC unit) = Power Factor Power factor. In an alternating current circuit, it is customary to refer to the product of the effective ..."

6. Electrical Engineering Problems by Francis Cary Caldwell (1914)
"A 10-kilovolt-ampere, single-circuit or auto-transformer is designed for 220 to 110 volts and a current density of 1000 circular mils per ampere ..."

7. Electrical Equipment, Its Selection and Arrangement: With Special Reference by Harold Warner Brown (1917)
"The kilovolt-ampere capacity of the generator, and the horsepower of the ... The total kilovolt- ampere capacity must be the square root of the sum of the ..."