Newtons to Kilogram-force Conversion

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. 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