Convert Kilonewtons to Newtons

Enter the force in kilonewtons below to get the value converted to newtons.

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1 kN = 1,000 N

How to Convert Kilonewtons to Newtons

To convert a kilonewton measurement to a newton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = kilonewtons × 1,000

The force in newtons is equal to the kilonewtons multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilonewtons to newtons using the formula above.
5 kN = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 N

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

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.

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.[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 kgms2

Kilonewton to Newton Conversion Table

Kilonewton measurements converted to newtons
Kilonewtons Newtons
0.001 kN 1 N
0.002 kN 2 N
0.003 kN 3 N
0.004 kN 4 N
0.005 kN 5 N
0.006 kN 6 N
0.007 kN 7 N
0.008 kN 8 N
0.009 kN 9 N
0.01 kN 10 N
0.02 kN 20 N
0.03 kN 30 N
0.04 kN 40 N
0.05 kN 50 N
0.06 kN 60 N
0.07 kN 70 N
0.08 kN 80 N
0.09 kN 90 N
0.1 kN 100 N
0.2 kN 200 N
0.3 kN 300 N
0.4 kN 400 N
0.5 kN 500 N
0.6 kN 600 N
0.7 kN 700 N
0.8 kN 800 N
0.9 kN 900 N
1 kN 1,000 N

References

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, What is Force, https://www.nist.gov/pml/quantum-measurement-division/mass-and-force/what-force