Convert Newtons to Kilogram-force

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

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1 N = 0.101972 kgf

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:

kilogram-force = newtons × 0.101972

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.
5 N = (5 × 0.101972) = 0.509858 kgf

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 kgms2

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 kgF. For example, 1 kilogram-force can be written as 1 kgf or 1 kgF.

Kilogram-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 kgf = 9.80665 kgms2

Newton to Kilogram-force Conversion Table

Newton measurements converted to kilogram-force
Newtons Kilogram-force
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

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, What is Force, https://www.nist.gov/pml/quantum-measurement-division/mass-and-force/what-force