# Pound-Force Conversion Calculator

Enter a value in pound-force below to convert to another unit of force.

## What Is Pound-Force?

Pound-force is a unit used to measure force.

The pound-force is a US customary and imperial unit of force. 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 lbft / s2

## How Much Is 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.

## How to Convert Pound-Force

To convert pound-force to another unit of force, 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 pound-force in the conversion table below.

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

pound-force × conversion factor = result

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

## Pound-Force Conversion Table

Common pound-force values and equivalent imperial and metric force measurements
pound-force nanonewtons micronewtons millinewtons newtons kilonewtons meganewtons gram-force kilogram-force ounce-force dynes poundals
1 lbf 4,448,221,680 nN 4,448,222 μN 4,448 mN 4.448222 N 0.004448 kN 0.0000044482 MN 453.592371 gf 0.453592 kgf 16 ozf 444,822 dyn 32.174049 pdl
2 lbf 8,896,443,360 nN 8,896,443 μN 8,896 mN 8.896443 N 0.008896 kN 0.0000088964 MN 907.184742 gf 0.907185 kgf 32.000001 ozf 889,644 dyn 64.348099 pdl
3 lbf 13,344,665,040 nN 13,344,665 μN 13,345 mN 13.344665 N 0.013345 kN 0.000013345 MN 1,361 gf 1.360777 kgf 48.000001 ozf 1,334,467 dyn 96.522148 pdl
4 lbf 17,792,886,720 nN 17,792,887 μN 17,793 mN 17.792887 N 0.017793 kN 0.000017793 MN 1,814 gf 1.814369 kgf 64.000001 ozf 1,779,289 dyn 128.696197 pdl
5 lbf 22,241,108,400 nN 22,241,108 μN 22,241 mN 22.241108 N 0.022241 kN 0.000022241 MN 2,268 gf 2.267962 kgf 80.000001 ozf 2,224,111 dyn 160.870247 pdl
6 lbf 26,689,330,080 nN 26,689,330 μN 26,689 mN 26.68933 N 0.026689 kN 0.000026689 MN 2,722 gf 2.721554 kgf 96.000002 ozf 2,668,933 dyn 193.044296 pdl
7 lbf 31,137,551,760 nN 31,137,552 μN 31,138 mN 31.137552 N 0.031138 kN 0.000031138 MN 3,175 gf 3.175147 kgf 112.000002 ozf 3,113,755 dyn 225.218345 pdl
8 lbf 35,585,773,440 nN 35,585,773 μN 35,586 mN 35.585773 N 0.035586 kN 0.000035586 MN 3,629 gf 3.628739 kgf 128.000002 ozf 3,558,577 dyn 257.392395 pdl
9 lbf 40,033,995,120 nN 40,033,995 μN 40,034 mN 40.033995 N 0.040034 kN 0.000040034 MN 4,082 gf 4.082331 kgf 144.000003 ozf 4,003,400 dyn 289.566444 pdl
10 lbf 44,482,216,800 nN 44,482,217 μN 44,482 mN 44.482217 N 0.044482 kN 0.000044482 MN 4,536 gf 4.535924 kgf 160.000003 ozf 4,448,222 dyn 321.740493 pdl
11 lbf 48,930,438,480 nN 48,930,438 μN 48,930 mN 48.930438 N 0.04893 kN 0.00004893 MN 4,990 gf 4.989516 kgf 176.000003 ozf 4,893,044 dyn 353.914543 pdl
12 lbf 53,378,660,160 nN 53,378,660 μN 53,379 mN 53.37866 N 0.053379 kN 0.000053379 MN 5,443 gf 5.443108 kgf 192.000003 ozf 5,337,866 dyn 386.088592 pdl
13 lbf 57,826,881,840 nN 57,826,882 μN 57,827 mN 57.826882 N 0.057827 kN 0.000057827 MN 5,897 gf 5.896701 kgf 208.000004 ozf 5,782,688 dyn 418.262641 pdl
14 lbf 62,275,103,520 nN 62,275,104 μN 62,275 mN 62.275104 N 0.062275 kN 0.000062275 MN 6,350 gf 6.350293 kgf 224.000004 ozf 6,227,510 dyn 450.436691 pdl
15 lbf 66,723,325,200 nN 66,723,325 μN 66,723 mN 66.723325 N 0.066723 kN 0.000066723 MN 6,804 gf 6.803886 kgf 240.000004 ozf 6,672,333 dyn 482.61074 pdl
16 lbf 71,171,546,880 nN 71,171,547 μN 71,172 mN 71.171547 N 0.071172 kN 0.000071172 MN 7,257 gf 7.257478 kgf 256.000005 ozf 7,117,155 dyn 514.78479 pdl
17 lbf 75,619,768,560 nN 75,619,769 μN 75,620 mN 75.619769 N 0.07562 kN 0.00007562 MN 7,711 gf 7.71107 kgf 272.000005 ozf 7,561,977 dyn 546.958839 pdl
18 lbf 80,067,990,240 nN 80,067,990 μN 80,068 mN 80.06799 N 0.080068 kN 0.000080068 MN 8,165 gf 8.164663 kgf 288.000005 ozf 8,006,799 dyn 579.132888 pdl
19 lbf 84,516,211,920 nN 84,516,212 μN 84,516 mN 84.516212 N 0.084516 kN 0.000084516 MN 8,618 gf 8.618255 kgf 304.000005 ozf 8,451,621 dyn 611.306938 pdl
20 lbf 88,964,433,600 nN 88,964,434 μN 88,964 mN 88.964434 N 0.088964 kN 0.000088964 MN 9,072 gf 9.071847 kgf 320.000006 ozf 8,896,443 dyn 643.480987 pdl

## Pound-Force Conversion Calculators

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## References

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

## Other Force Units

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