Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?

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Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?..

Answer / rakesh

The iron loss in transformer is depend upon voltage and
copper is depend on current. The transformer is not depend
on power faotor. Thus transformer is rated in va and for
big transformer it is KVA & MVA

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Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?..

Answer / rajan kumar

coz for different loads pf will be different..hence kw rating will be different..tat's y transformer rating in kva oly not in kw...

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Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?..

Answer / ramki


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Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?..

Answer / nagaraja bagi m

Transformer is independent of power factor,it depends on
Voltage and current.

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Why transformer rating in kVA not in kW?..

Answer / adhikari

Because the load connected on it's side will determine the Kw of it.
Similarly,Generators are rated in VA and motors in KW because motor is itself a load.

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