Kilonewtons to Kilogram-force Conversion

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

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1 kN = 101.97162 kgf

How to Convert Kilonewtons to Kilogram-force

To convert a kilonewton measurement to a kilogram-force measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One kilonewton is equal to 101.97162 kilogram-force, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilogram-force = kilonewtons × 101.97162

The force in kilogram-force is equal to the kilonewtons multiplied by 101.97162.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilonewtons to kilogram-force using the formula above.
5 kN = (5 × 101.97162) = 509.8581 kgf

Kilonewtons and kilogram-force 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.

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

Kilonewton to Kilogram-force Conversion Table

Kilonewton measurements converted to kilogram-force
Kilonewtons Kilogram-force
1 kN 101.97 kgf
2 kN 203.94 kgf
3 kN 305.91 kgf
4 kN 407.89 kgf
5 kN 509.86 kgf
6 kN 611.83 kgf
7 kN 713.8 kgf
8 kN 815.77 kgf
9 kN 917.74 kgf
10 kN 1,020 kgf
11 kN 1,122 kgf
12 kN 1,224 kgf
13 kN 1,326 kgf
14 kN 1,428 kgf
15 kN 1,530 kgf
16 kN 1,632 kgf
17 kN 1,734 kgf
18 kN 1,835 kgf
19 kN 1,937 kgf
20 kN 2,039 kgf
21 kN 2,141 kgf
22 kN 2,243 kgf
23 kN 2,345 kgf
24 kN 2,447 kgf
25 kN 2,549 kgf
26 kN 2,651 kgf
27 kN 2,753 kgf
28 kN 2,855 kgf
29 kN 2,957 kgf
30 kN 3,059 kgf
31 kN 3,161 kgf
32 kN 3,263 kgf
33 kN 3,365 kgf
34 kN 3,467 kgf
35 kN 3,569 kgf
36 kN 3,671 kgf
37 kN 3,773 kgf
38 kN 3,875 kgf
39 kN 3,977 kgf
40 kN 4,079 kgf