Friday, July 16, 2010

Symbols, Units, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

Symbols, Units, Abbreviations, and Acronyms

A.C., a.c.

alternating current

AM

amplitude modulation

D.C., d.c.

direct current

emf

electromotive force

FM

frequency modulation

hp

horse power

Hz

Hertz, unit of frequency

kV

Kilovolt, 1000 volts

kVA

kilovolt-ampere

kW

Kilowatt, 1000 watts

kWh

kilowatt-hour

MVA

megavolt ampere

MVAR

megavolt-ampere reactive

mmf

magnetomotive force

MRI

magnetic resonance imaging

rms

root mean squared

rpm

revolutions per minute

rps

revolutions per second

SCADA

supervisory control and data acquisition

SF6

sulfur hexafluriode

VA

volt-ampere

VAR

volt-ampere reactive

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