Power consumption, in kVA?

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Oct 22nd, 2007

Guys, I am building a data center and I need to find power for my network gear based on kVA and volts. So far I found power specification for my Cat 6509 and router 3845 in Watts.

Anyone here know how I can find kVA info for each of the devices I listed above. I've done a search on cisco.com, but that information is not clear to me.

Correct Answer by jerry.bonner about 9 years 4 months ago

news,

You're probably trying to figure out how big of a UPS you're going to need since those are typically sized in kVA.

kVA is more or less equal to a kilowatt, assuming that all your power supplies are power factor corrected, which nearly all modern ones are.

So if your drawing 15amps at 120volts, you're pulling 1800 watts or 1.8 kVA ( watts = volts * amps and theres 1000 watts in a kilowatt / kilovolt-amp etc).

Hope that helps

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jerry.bonner Mon, 10/22/2007 - 14:38

news,

You're probably trying to figure out how big of a UPS you're going to need since those are typically sized in kVA.

kVA is more or less equal to a kilowatt, assuming that all your power supplies are power factor corrected, which nearly all modern ones are.

So if your drawing 15amps at 120volts, you're pulling 1800 watts or 1.8 kVA ( watts = volts * amps and theres 1000 watts in a kilowatt / kilovolt-amp etc).

Hope that helps

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