Convert Kilogram-force to Newtons

Enter the force in kilogram-force below to get the value converted to newtons.

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1 kgf = 9.80665 N

How to Convert Kilogram-force to Newtons

To convert a kilogram-force measurement to a newton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One kilogram-force is equal to 9.80665 newtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = kilogram-force × 9.80665

The force in newtons is equal to the kilogram-force multiplied by 9.80665.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilogram-force to newtons using the formula above.
5 kgf = (5 × 9.80665) = 49.033251 N

Kilogram-force and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilogram-force

Kilogram-force is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of 9.80665 meters per second squared.

The kilogram-force is a non-SI metric unit for force. A kilogram-force is sometimes also referred to as a kilopond. Kilogram-force can be abbreviated as kgf, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kgF. For example, 1 kilogram-force can be written as 1 kgf or 1 kgF.

Kilogram-force can be expressed using the formula: 1 kgf = 9.80665 kgms2

Newtons

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N, for example 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgms2

Kilogram-force Measurements and Equivalent Newton Conversions

Common kilogram-force values converted to the equivalent newton value
Kilogram-force Newtons
1 kgf 9.8067 N
2 kgf 19.61 N
3 kgf 29.42 N
4 kgf 39.23 N
5 kgf 49.03 N
6 kgf 58.84 N
7 kgf 68.65 N
8 kgf 78.45 N
9 kgf 88.26 N
10 kgf 98.07 N
11 kgf 107.87 N
12 kgf 117.68 N
13 kgf 127.49 N
14 kgf 137.29 N
15 kgf 147.1 N
16 kgf 156.91 N
17 kgf 166.71 N
18 kgf 176.52 N
19 kgf 186.33 N
20 kgf 196.13 N
21 kgf 205.94 N
22 kgf 215.75 N
23 kgf 225.55 N
24 kgf 235.36 N
25 kgf 245.17 N
26 kgf 254.97 N
27 kgf 264.78 N
28 kgf 274.59 N
29 kgf 284.39 N
30 kgf 294.2 N
31 kgf 304.01 N
32 kgf 313.81 N
33 kgf 323.62 N
34 kgf 333.43 N
35 kgf 343.23 N
36 kgf 353.04 N
37 kgf 362.85 N
38 kgf 372.65 N
39 kgf 382.46 N
40 kgf 392.27 N

More Kilogram-force Force Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Nanonewtons
1 kgf is equal to 9,806,650,120 nanonewtons
Convert to Micronewtons
1 kgf is equal to 9,806,650.1 micronewtons
Convert to Millinewtons
1 kgf is equal to 9,806.65 millinewtons
Convert to Kilonewtons
1 kgf is equal to 0.009807 kilonewtons
Convert to Meganewtons
1 kgf is equal to 9.8067E-6 meganewtons
Gravitational Units
Convert to Gram-force
1 kgf is equal to 1,000 gram-force
Convert to Pound-force
1 kgf is equal to 2.204623 pound-force
Convert to Ounce-force
1 kgf is equal to 35.273963 ounce-force
CGS/FPS Units
Convert to Dynes
1 kgf is equal to 980,665 dynes
Convert to Poundals
1 kgf is equal to 70.931637 poundals