Kilogram-force to Kilonewtons Conversion

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

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1 kgf = 0.009807 kN

How to Convert Kilogram-force to Kilonewtons

To convert a kilogram-force measurement to a kilonewton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One kilogram-force is equal to 0.009807 kilonewtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilonewtons = kilogram-force × 0.009807

The force in kilonewtons is equal to the kilogram-force multiplied by 0.009807.

For example, here's how to convert 500 kilogram-force to kilonewtons using the formula above.
500 kgf = (500 × 0.009807) = 4.903325 kN

Kilogram-force and kilonewtons 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

Kilonewtons

One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, which are equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The kilonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as kN, for example 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

Kilogram-force to Kilonewton Conversion Table

Kilogram-force measurements converted to kilonewtons
Kilogram-force Kilonewtons
1 kgf 0.009807 kN
2 kgf 0.019613 kN
3 kgf 0.02942 kN
4 kgf 0.039227 kN
5 kgf 0.049033 kN
6 kgf 0.05884 kN
7 kgf 0.068647 kN
8 kgf 0.078453 kN
9 kgf 0.08826 kN
10 kgf 0.098067 kN
20 kgf 0.196133 kN
30 kgf 0.2942 kN
40 kgf 0.392266 kN
50 kgf 0.490333 kN
60 kgf 0.588399 kN
70 kgf 0.686466 kN
80 kgf 0.784532 kN
90 kgf 0.882599 kN
100 kgf 0.980665 kN
200 kgf 1.9613 kN
300 kgf 2.942 kN
400 kgf 3.9227 kN
500 kgf 4.9033 kN
600 kgf 5.884 kN
700 kgf 6.8647 kN
800 kgf 7.8453 kN
900 kgf 8.826 kN
1,000 kgf 9.8067 kN