We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time.ContinueFind out more
A unit of electrical power equal to the product of one volt and one ampere and equivalent to one watt of direct current.
‘A powerful PC server loaded with disk and tape drives might require 1,000 volt-amperes or more.’
‘A single piece of equipment consisting of a multiple receptacle comprised of four or more receptacles shall be calculated at not less than 90 volt-amperes per receptacle.’
‘The calculated load required for sizing feeder conductors in this example is 15,625 volt-amperes.’
‘For permanently connected appliances rated at not over 300 volt-amperes or 1/8 hp, the branch-circuit overcurrent device shall be permitted to serve as the disconnecting means.’
‘Choke input filters are generally not cost effective below 1000 VA (volt-amperes).’
‘Neither should be considered more basic than the other, however, and the volt-ampere equations must be so thoroughly learned that they can be used with equal facility in either form.’
‘Apparent power is conventionally expressed in volt-amperes since it is the simple product of rms voltage and current.’
‘Reactive volt-amperes are a measurement of the wattless, non-useful power.’