# Gigajoules to Watt-Seconds Converter

Enter the energy in gigajoules below to convert it to watt-seconds.

## Result in Watt-Seconds:

Do you want to convert watt-seconds to gigajoules?

## How to Convert Gigajoules to Watt-Seconds

To convert a measurement in gigajoules to a measurement in watt-seconds, multiply the energy by the following conversion ratio: 1,000,000,000 watt-seconds/gigajoule.

Since one gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 watt-seconds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

watt-seconds = gigajoules × 1,000,000,000

The energy in watt-seconds is equal to the energy in gigajoules multiplied by 1,000,000,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 gigajoules to watt-seconds using the formula above.

### How Many Watt-Seconds Are in a Gigajoule?

There are **1,000,000,000** watt-seconds in a gigajoule, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 GJ = 1,000,000,000 Ws

Gigajoules and watt-seconds are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Is a Gigajoule?

One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, which is the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The gigajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for billions, or 10^{9}. Gigajoules can be abbreviated as *GJ*; for example, 1 gigajoule can be written as 1 GJ.

Learn more about gigajoules.

## What Is a Watt-Second?

The watt-second is a measure of electrical energy equal to one watt of power over a one second period. One watt-second is equal to 1/3,600 of a watt-hour or one joule.

Watt-seconds are usually abbreviated as *Ws*, although the formally adopted expression is *W·s*. The abbreviation *W s* is also sometimes used. For example, 1 watt-second can be written as 1 Ws, 1 W·s, or 1 W s.

In formal expressions, the centered dot (·) or space is used to separate units used to indicate multiplication in an expression and to avoid conflicting prefixes being misinterpreted as a unit symbol.^{[1]}

Learn more about watt-seconds.

## Gigajoule to Watt-Second Conversion Table

Gigajoules | Watt-seconds |
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0.000000001 GJ | 1 Ws |

0.000000002 GJ | 2 Ws |

0.000000003 GJ | 3 Ws |

0.000000004 GJ | 4 Ws |

0.000000005 GJ | 5 Ws |

0.000000006 GJ | 6 Ws |

0.000000007 GJ | 7 Ws |

0.000000008 GJ | 8 Ws |

0.000000009 GJ | 9 Ws |

0.0000000001 GJ | 0.1 Ws |

0.000000001 GJ | 1 Ws |

0.00000001 GJ | 10 Ws |

0.0000001 GJ | 100 Ws |

0.000001 GJ | 1,000 Ws |

0.00001 GJ | 10,000 Ws |

0.0001 GJ | 100,000 Ws |

0.001 GJ | 1,000,000 Ws |

0.01 GJ | 10,000,000 Ws |

0.1 GJ | 100,000,000 Ws |

1 GJ | 1,000,000,000 Ws |

## References

- Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf

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