Convert Kilogram-force to Kilonewtons

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 5 kilogram-force to kilonewtons using the formula above.
5 kgf = (5 × 0.009807) = 0.049033 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 Measurements and Equivalent Kilonewton Conversions

Common kilogram-force values converted to the equivalent kilonewton value
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
11 kgf 0.107873 kN
12 kgf 0.11768 kN
13 kgf 0.127486 kN
14 kgf 0.137293 kN
15 kgf 0.1471 kN
16 kgf 0.156906 kN
17 kgf 0.166713 kN
18 kgf 0.17652 kN
19 kgf 0.186326 kN
20 kgf 0.196133 kN
21 kgf 0.20594 kN
22 kgf 0.215746 kN
23 kgf 0.225553 kN
24 kgf 0.23536 kN
25 kgf 0.245166 kN
26 kgf 0.254973 kN
27 kgf 0.26478 kN
28 kgf 0.274586 kN
29 kgf 0.284393 kN
30 kgf 0.2942 kN
31 kgf 0.304006 kN
32 kgf 0.313813 kN
33 kgf 0.323619 kN
34 kgf 0.333426 kN
35 kgf 0.343233 kN
36 kgf 0.353039 kN
37 kgf 0.362846 kN
38 kgf 0.372653 kN
39 kgf 0.382459 kN
40 kgf 0.392266 kN

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 Newtons
1 kgf is equal to 9.80665 newtons
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