# Kilowatts Conversion

The kilowatt is a unit used to measure power. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about kilowatts.

## Kilowatt Conversion Calculators

Choose a unit of power to convert to.

**SI Units**

- Convert kilowatts to watts
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts
- Convert kilowatts to microwatts
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 1,000,000,000 microwatts
- Convert kilowatts to milliwatts
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 1,000,000 milliwatts
- Convert kilowatts to megawatts
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 0.001 megawatts

**US Customary & Imperial Units**

- Convert kilowatts to mechanical horsepower
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 1.341022 mechanical horsepower
- Convert kilowatts to electric horsepower
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 1.340483 electric horsepower
- Convert kilowatts to btu per hour
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 3,412 btu per hour

**Other Units**

- Convert kilowatts to kilocalories per hour
- 1 kilowatt is equal to 860.420815 kilocalories per hour

**Related Calculators**

- Convert kilowatts to amperes
- 1 kilowatt at 120 volts is equal to 8.333 amps
- Convert kilowatts to kilovolt-amperes
- 1 kilowatt with a power factor of .8 is equal to 1.25 kilovolt-amps
- Convert kilowatts to kilowatt-hours
- 1 kilowatt over 24 hours is equal to 24 kilowatt-hours
- Convert kilowatts to volt-amperes
- 1 kilowatt with a power factor of .8 is equal to 1,250 volt-amps

## Kilowatt Definition and Usage

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

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 10^{3}. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as *kW*, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

## Kilowatts Measurement Conversion Table

kilowatts | watts | microwatts | milliwatts | megawatts | mechanical horsepower | electric horsepower | btu per hour | kilocalories per hour |
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1 kW | 1,000 W | 1,000,000,000 µW | 1,000,000 mW | 0.001 MW | 1.341022 hp(I) | 1.340483 hp(E) | 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(I) | 2.680965 hp(E) | 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(I) | 4.021448 hp(E) | 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(I) | 5.36193 hp(E) | 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(I) | 6.702413 hp(E) | 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(I) | 8.042895 hp(E) | 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(I) | 9.383378 hp(E) | 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(I) | 10.723861 hp(E) | 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(I) | 12.064343 hp(E) | 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(I) | 13.404826 hp(E) | 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(I) | 14.745308 hp(E) | 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(I) | 16.085791 hp(E) | 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(I) | 17.426273 hp(E) | 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(I) | 18.766756 hp(E) | 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(I) | 20.107239 hp(E) | 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(I) | 21.447721 hp(E) | 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(I) | 22.788204 hp(E) | 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(I) | 24.128686 hp(E) | 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(I) | 25.469169 hp(E) | 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(I) | 26.809651 hp(E) | 68,243 Btu/h | 17,208 kcal/h |

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