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volt ampere, volt-ampere, VA

1. A standard unit of apparent power, equal to the product of one volt and one thousandth of an ampere (milliampere).

2. 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.

3. A unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt.

2. 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.

3. A unit of electric measurement equal to the product of a volt and an ampere that for direct current constitutes a measure of power equivalent to a watt.

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“volt ampere”

volt ampere hour, volt-ampere hour

1. A unit for expressing the integral of apparent power over time, equal to the product of 1 volt-ampere and 1 hour, or to 3600 joules.

2. A unit for the integral of apparent power over time, equal to the product of one volt-ampere and one hour.

2. A unit for the integral of apparent power over time, equal to the product of one volt-ampere and one hour.

volt-ampere reactive, volt ampere reactive, reactive volt-ampere

The unit of reactive power which is equal to the reactive power in a circuit carrying a sinusoidal current when the product of the root-mean-square value of the voltage, expressed in volts, by the root-mean-square value of the current, expressed in amperes.