# Newtons to Kilogram-force Conversion

Enter the force in newtons below to get the value converted to kilogram-force.

**Results in Kilogram-force:**

## How to Convert Newtons to Kilogram-force

To convert a newton measurement to a kilogram-force measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One newton is equal to 0.101972 kilogram-force, so use this simple formula to convert:

The force in kilogram-force is equal to the newtons multiplied by 0.101972.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 newtons to kilogram-force using the formula above.

Newtons and kilogram-force are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Newtons

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.^{[1]}

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as *N*; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula:
1 N = 1 kgms^{2}

## Kilogram-force

Kilogram-force is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of 9.80665 meters per second squared.

The kilogram-force is a non-SI metric unit for force. A kilogram-force is sometimes also referred to as a kilopond. Kilogram-force can be abbreviated as *kgf*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kg _{F}*. For example, 1 kilogram-force can be written as 1 kgf or 1 kg

_{F}.

Kilogram-force can be expressed using the formula:
1 kgf = 9.80665 kgms^{2}

## Newton to Kilogram-force Conversion Table

Newtons | Kilogram-force |
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1 N | 0.101972 kgf |

2 N | 0.203943 kgf |

3 N | 0.305915 kgf |

4 N | 0.407886 kgf |

5 N | 0.509858 kgf |

6 N | 0.61183 kgf |

7 N | 0.713801 kgf |

8 N | 0.815773 kgf |

9 N | 0.917745 kgf |

10 N | 1.0197 kgf |

11 N | 1.1217 kgf |

12 N | 1.2237 kgf |

13 N | 1.3256 kgf |

14 N | 1.4276 kgf |

15 N | 1.5296 kgf |

16 N | 1.6315 kgf |

17 N | 1.7335 kgf |

18 N | 1.8355 kgf |

19 N | 1.9375 kgf |

20 N | 2.0394 kgf |

21 N | 2.1414 kgf |

22 N | 2.2434 kgf |

23 N | 2.3453 kgf |

24 N | 2.4473 kgf |

25 N | 2.5493 kgf |

26 N | 2.6513 kgf |

27 N | 2.7532 kgf |

28 N | 2.8552 kgf |

29 N | 2.9572 kgf |

30 N | 3.0591 kgf |

31 N | 3.1611 kgf |

32 N | 3.2631 kgf |

33 N | 3.3651 kgf |

34 N | 3.467 kgf |

35 N | 3.569 kgf |

36 N | 3.671 kgf |

37 N | 3.773 kgf |

38 N | 3.8749 kgf |

39 N | 3.9769 kgf |

40 N | 4.0789 kgf |

## References

- Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force,
*Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology*, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf