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Watts and Volt-Amps: Powerful Confusion

Published By: Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric
Published:  Mar 03, 2015
Length:  5 pages

Many people are confused about the distinction between the watt (W) and volt-amp (VA) measures for UPS load sizing. Many manufacturers of UPS and load equipment add to this confusion by failing to distinguish between these measures.

This white paper helps explain the differences between watts and VA and explains how the terms are correctly and incorrectly used in specifying power protection equipment. 

Download now to understand where a sizing problem can coccur and how to avoid sizing errors.



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