Btu Per Hour to Horsepower Conversion
Enter the power in btu per hour below to get the value converted to horsepower.
1,000 Btu/h = 0.393015 hp(I)
1,000 Btu/h = 0.392857 hp(E)
1,000 Btu/h = 0.398466 hp(M)
1,000 Btu/h = 0.029876 hp(S)
How to Convert Btu Per Hour to Horsepower
To convert a btu per hour measurement to horsepower, use one of the formulas below.
Btu Per Hour to Mechanical Horsepower
Formula to convert btu per hour to mechanical horsepower:
Mechanical horsepower is equal to the power in btu per hour multiplied by 0.000393014685.
Btu Per Hour to Electric Horsepower
Formula to convert btu per hour to electric horsepower:
Electric horsepower is equal to the power in btu per hour multiplied by 0.000392856568.
Btu per hour and horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
The btu per hour is a US customary unit of power. Btu per hour can be abbreviated as Btu/h; for example, 1 btu per hour can be written as 1 Btu/h.
The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses. Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.
There are now several different types of horsepower, including mechanical, electrical, metric, boiler, brake, and indicated, and they all have different applications in industry. Mechanical and electric are the most commonly used types.
Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts.
The mechanical horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Mechanical horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(I); for example, 1 mechanical horsepower can be written as 1 hp(I).
Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.
The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E); for example, 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).
The metric horsepower is a non-SI metric unit for power. Metric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(M), and are also sometimes abbreviated as PS, cv, hk, pk, ks, or ch. For example, 1 metric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(M), 1 PS, 1 cv, 1 hk, 1 pk, 1 ks, or 1 ch.
Boiler horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(S); for example, 1 boiler horsepower can be written as 1 hp(S).
Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.
Btu Per Hour to Horsepower Conversion Table
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- Merriam-Webster, metric horsepower, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metric%20horsepower
- Wikipedia, Horsepower, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower