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Power Supplies A to Z : "k"

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K

The abbreviation for kelvin.

Kelvin (K)

1) Unit of temperature in the International System of Units (SI). Written as 'kelvin'. Abbreviated to K.

2) A 4 terminal connection method used to isolate current carrying leads from voltage measuring (sense) leads (used to eliminate voltage drop along the sense leads).

Kilo

SI prefix multiplier. Multiplies by 103. So 100 kHz = 100 x 103 Hz = 100000 Hz. Written as 'kilo'. Abbreviated to 'k'.

kilowatt

1000 watts.

kilowatt-hour

A unit of energy (non SI). Abbreviated to kWh.

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kW

Abbreviation for kilowatt.

kWh

Abbreviation for kilowatt-hour.

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