Newtons to Pound-force Conversion

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1 N = 0.224809 lbf

How to Convert Newtons to Pound-force

To convert a newton measurement to a pound-force measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One newton is equal to 0.224809 pound-force, so use this simple formula to convert:

pound-force = newtons × 0.224809

The force in pound-force is equal to the newtons multiplied by 0.224809.

For example, here's how to convert 5 newtons to pound-force using the formula above.
5 N = (5 × 0.224809) = 1.124045 lbf

Newtons and pound-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

Pound-force

Pound-force is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move one pound of mass at a rate of 32.174049 feet per second squared.

The pound-force is a US customary and imperial unit of force. A pound-force is sometimes also referred to as a pound of force. Pound-force can be abbreviated as lbf, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbF. For example, 1 pound-force can be written as 1 lbf or 1 lbF.

Pound-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 lbf = 32.174049 lbfts2

Newton to Pound-force Conversion Table

Newton measurements converted to pound-force
Newtons Pound-force
1 N 0.224809 lbf
2 N 0.449618 lbf
3 N 0.674427 lbf
4 N 0.899236 lbf
5 N 1.124 lbf
6 N 1.3489 lbf
7 N 1.5737 lbf
8 N 1.7985 lbf
9 N 2.0233 lbf
10 N 2.2481 lbf
11 N 2.4729 lbf
12 N 2.6977 lbf
13 N 2.9225 lbf
14 N 3.1473 lbf
15 N 3.3721 lbf
16 N 3.5969 lbf
17 N 3.8218 lbf
18 N 4.0466 lbf
19 N 4.2714 lbf
20 N 4.4962 lbf
21 N 4.721 lbf
22 N 4.9458 lbf
23 N 5.1706 lbf
24 N 5.3954 lbf
25 N 5.6202 lbf
26 N 5.845 lbf
27 N 6.0698 lbf
28 N 6.2947 lbf
29 N 6.5195 lbf
30 N 6.7443 lbf
31 N 6.9691 lbf
32 N 7.1939 lbf
33 N 7.4187 lbf
34 N 7.6435 lbf
35 N 7.8683 lbf
36 N 8.0931 lbf
37 N 8.3179 lbf
38 N 8.5427 lbf
39 N 8.7675 lbf
40 N 8.9924 lbf

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