Newtons to Kilonewtons Conversion

Enter the force in newtons below to get the value converted to kilonewtons.

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1 N = 0.001 kN

How to Convert Newtons to Kilonewtons

To convert a newton measurement to a kilonewton measurement, divide the force by the conversion ratio. One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilonewtons = newtons ÷ 1,000

The force in kilonewtons is equal to the newtons divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 newtons to kilonewtons using the formula above.
5,000 N = (5,000 ÷ 1,000) = 5 kN

Newtons and kilonewtons 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

Kilonewtons

One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, which are equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The kilonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as kN; for example, 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

Newton to Kilonewton Conversion Table

Newton measurements converted to kilonewtons
Newtons Kilonewtons
1 N 0.001 kN
2 N 0.002 kN
3 N 0.003 kN
4 N 0.004 kN
5 N 0.005 kN
6 N 0.006 kN
7 N 0.007 kN
8 N 0.008 kN
9 N 0.009 kN
10 N 0.01 kN
20 N 0.02 kN
30 N 0.03 kN
40 N 0.04 kN
50 N 0.05 kN
60 N 0.06 kN
70 N 0.07 kN
80 N 0.08 kN
90 N 0.09 kN
100 N 0.1 kN
200 N 0.2 kN
300 N 0.3 kN
400 N 0.4 kN
500 N 0.5 kN
600 N 0.6 kN
700 N 0.7 kN
800 N 0.8 kN
900 N 0.9 kN
1,000 N 1 kN

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