# Kilogram-Force to Newtons Converter

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

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## How to Convert Kilogram-Force to Newtons

To convert a kilogram-force measurement to a newton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio.

Since one kilogram-force is equal to 9.80665 newtons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

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.

### How Many Newtons Are in a Kilogram-Force?

There are **9.80665** newtons in a kilogram-force, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kgf = 9.80665 N

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

## What is 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. Kilogram-force is sometimes also referred to as a kilopond. Kilogram-force can be abbreviated as *kgf*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *kg _{F}*. For example, 1 kilogram-force can be written as 1 kgf or 1 kg

_{F}.

Kilogram-force can be expressed using the formula:
1 kgf = 9.80665 kgm / s^{2}

Learn more about kilogram-force.

## What is a Newton?

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.^{[1]}

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 kgm / s^{2}

Learn more about newtons.

## Kilogram-Force to Newton Conversion Table

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 |

## References

- Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force,
*Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology*, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf

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