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A unit of electric power equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt.


(Units) the product of the potential in volts across an electrical circuit and the resultant current in amperes. Abbreviation: VA


an electric measurement unit, equal to the product of one volt and one ampere, equivalent to one watt for direct current systems and a unit of apparent power for alternating current systems. Abbr.: VA
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Noun1.volt-ampere - a unit of electrical power in an AC circuit equal to the power dissipated when 1 volt produces a current of 1 ampere
power unit - a measure of electric power
kilovolt-ampere - a unit of electrical power equal to 1000 volt-amperes
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Additionally, in separate filings to the Muscat Securities Market, the company said it had been awarded the contract by Muscat Electricity Distribution Company (MEDC) for construction of 3Eu20 mega volt amps (MVA) 33/11KV primary substation at Al Amerat-2 in Muscat for $5.
Electric utilities across the country usually meter and bill by (1) watts and watt-hours, or (2) volt amps and volt amp hours, and (3) often with additional charges or penalties for poor power factor.
The single dynamo generates about 7 KVA or 7,000 volt amps that was more than enough to continuously use light bulbs, cellphone chargers, transistor radios and other small appliances of the 15 households of Ibaloi settlers, mostly fisher folk along the watershed and gold panners on the Agno River.