# Kilowatt Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in kilowatts below to convert to another unit of power.

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Do you want to convert kilowatts to watts or kilowatts to horsepower?

## What Is a Kilowatt?

A kilowatt is a unit used to measure power.

The kilowatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for thousands, or 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW; for example, 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

## How Much Is a Kilowatt?

One kilowatt is the power equal to 1,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000 joules per second.

## How to Convert Kilowatts

To convert kilowatts to another unit of power, you need to multiply the value by a conversion factor. A conversion factor is a numerical value used to change the units of a measurement without changing the value.[1]

You can find the conversion factors for kilowatts in the conversion table below.

Then, multiply the power measurement by the conversion factor to find the equivalent value in the desired unit of measurement.

kilowatts × conversion factor = result

You can also use a calculator, such as one of the converters below, for the conversion.

## Kilowatt Conversion Table

Kilowatts and the equivalent power measurements
kilowatts watts microwatts milliwatts megawatts horsepower btu per hour kilocalories per hour
1 kW 1,000 W 1,000,000,000 µW 1,000,000 mW 0.001 MW 1.341022 hp 3,412 Btu/h 860.420815 kcal/h
2 kW 2,000 W 2,000,000,000 µW 2,000,000 mW 0.002 MW 2.682044 hp 6,824 Btu/h 1,721 kcal/h
3 kW 3,000 W 3,000,000,000 µW 3,000,000 mW 0.003 MW 4.023066 hp 10,236 Btu/h 2,581 kcal/h
4 kW 4,000 W 4,000,000,000 µW 4,000,000 mW 0.004 MW 5.364088 hp 13,649 Btu/h 3,442 kcal/h
5 kW 5,000 W 5,000,000,000 µW 5,000,000 mW 0.005 MW 6.70511 hp 17,061 Btu/h 4,302 kcal/h
6 kW 6,000 W 6,000,000,000 µW 6,000,000 mW 0.006 MW 8.046133 hp 20,473 Btu/h 5,163 kcal/h
7 kW 7,000 W 7,000,000,000 µW 7,000,000 mW 0.007 MW 9.387155 hp 23,885 Btu/h 6,023 kcal/h
8 kW 8,000 W 8,000,000,000 µW 8,000,000 mW 0.008 MW 10.728177 hp 27,297 Btu/h 6,883 kcal/h
9 kW 9,000 W 9,000,000,000 µW 9,000,000 mW 0.009 MW 12.069199 hp 30,709 Btu/h 7,744 kcal/h
10 kW 10,000 W 10,000,000,000 µW 10,000,000 mW 0.01 MW 13.410221 hp 34,121 Btu/h 8,604 kcal/h
11 kW 11,000 W 11,000,000,000 µW 11,000,000 mW 0.011 MW 14.751243 hp 37,534 Btu/h 9,465 kcal/h
12 kW 12,000 W 12,000,000,000 µW 12,000,000 mW 0.012 MW 16.092265 hp 40,946 Btu/h 10,325 kcal/h
13 kW 13,000 W 13,000,000,000 µW 13,000,000 mW 0.013 MW 17.433287 hp 44,358 Btu/h 11,185 kcal/h
14 kW 14,000 W 14,000,000,000 µW 14,000,000 mW 0.014 MW 18.774309 hp 47,770 Btu/h 12,046 kcal/h
15 kW 15,000 W 15,000,000,000 µW 15,000,000 mW 0.015 MW 20.115331 hp 51,182 Btu/h 12,906 kcal/h
16 kW 16,000 W 16,000,000,000 µW 16,000,000 mW 0.016 MW 21.456353 hp 54,594 Btu/h 13,767 kcal/h
17 kW 17,000 W 17,000,000,000 µW 17,000,000 mW 0.017 MW 22.797376 hp 58,006 Btu/h 14,627 kcal/h
18 kW 18,000 W 18,000,000,000 µW 18,000,000 mW 0.018 MW 24.138398 hp 61,419 Btu/h 15,488 kcal/h
19 kW 19,000 W 19,000,000,000 µW 19,000,000 mW 0.019 MW 25.47942 hp 64,831 Btu/h 16,348 kcal/h
20 kW 20,000 W 20,000,000,000 µW 20,000,000 mW 0.02 MW 26.820442 hp 68,243 Btu/h 17,208 kcal/h

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## References

1. National Institute of Standards & Technology, Unit Conversion, https://www.nist.gov/pml/owm/metric-si/unit-conversion

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