Why are alternators rated in KVA?

DWQA QuestionsCategory: Alternator & Synchronous MotorWhy are alternators rated in KVA?
How Engineering Works Staff asked 6 years ago
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How Engineering Works Staff answered 6 years ago

Answer: The Power delivered by the alternator, for the same value of current, depends upon power factor of the load but the alternator conductors are calculated for a definite current and the insulations and magnetic systems are designed for a definite voltage independence of power factor of the load. For this reason apparent power measured in KVA in regarded as the rated powers of the alternator.

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