Kilocalories per Hour to Horsepower Converter
Enter the power in kilocalories per hour below to get the value converted to horsepower.
1,000 kcal/h = 1.558565 hp(I)
1,000 kcal/h = 1.557938 hp(E)
1,000 kcal/h = 1.580182 hp(M)
1,000 kcal/h = 0.118479 hp(S)
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How to Convert Kilocalories per Hour to Horsepower
To convert a kilocalorie per hour measurement to horsepower, use one of the formulas below.
Kilocalories Per Hour to Mechanical Horsepower
Formula to convert kilocalories per hour to mechanical horsepower:
hp(I) = kilocalories per hour × 0.001558565375
Mechanical horsepower is equal to the power in kilocalories per hour multiplied by 0.001558565375.
Kilocalories Per Hour to Electric Horsepower
Formula to convert kilocalories per hour to electric horsepower:
hp(E) = kilocalories per hour × 0.001557938338
Electric horsepower is equal to the power in kilocalories per hour multiplied by 0.001557938338.
Kilocalories per hour and horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
Kilocalories per hour can be abbreviated as kcal/h; for example, 1 kilocalorie per hour can be written as 1 kcal/h.
Electric and mechanical are the most commonly used types. One electric horsepower is equivalent to 746 watts and one mechanical horsepower is equivalent to 745.699872 watts.
Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts.
The mechanical horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Mechanical horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(I); for example, 1 mechanical horsepower can be written as 1 hp(I).
Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.
The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E); for example, 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).
The metric horsepower is a non-SI metric unit for power. Metric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(M), and are also sometimes abbreviated as PS, cv, hk, pk, ks, or ch. For example, 1 metric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(M), 1 PS, 1 cv, 1 hk, 1 pk, 1 ks, or 1 ch.
Boiler horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(S); for example, 1 boiler horsepower can be written as 1 hp(S).
The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses. Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.
Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.
Kilocalorie per Hour to Horsepower Conversion Table
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