# Kilowatt-Hours to Megacalories Converter

Enter the energy in kilowatt-hours below to get the value converted to megacalories.

## Result in Megacalories:

1 kWh = 0.860421 Mcal

Do you want to convert megacalories to kilowatt-hours?

## How to Convert Kilowatt-Hours to Megacalories

To convert a measurement in kilowatt-hours to a measurement in megacalories, multiply the energy by the following conversion ratio: 0.860421 megacalories/kilowatt-hour.

Since one kilowatt-hour is equal to 0.860421 megacalories, you can use this simple formula to convert:

megacalories = kilowatt-hours × 0.860421

The energy in megacalories is equal to the energy in kilowatt-hours multiplied by 0.860421.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatt-hours to megacalories using the formula above.
megacalories = (5 kWh × 0.860421) = 4.302103 Mcal

### How Many Megacalories Are in a Kilowatt-Hour?

There are 0.860421 megacalories in a kilowatt-hour, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 kWh = 0.860421 Mcal

## What Is a Kilowatt-Hour?

A kilowatt-hour is a measure of electrical energy equal to one kilowatt, or 1,000 watts, of power over a one hour period. Kilowatt-hours are a measure of electrical work performed over a period of time, and are often used as a way of measuring energy usage by electric companies.

Kilowatt-hours are usually abbreviated as kWh, although the formally adopted expression is kW·h. The abbreviation kW h is also sometimes used. For example, 1 kilowatt-hour can be written as 1 kWh, 1 kW·h, or 1 kW h.

In formal expressions, the centered dot (·) or space is used to separate units used to indicate multiplication in an expression and to avoid conflicting prefixes being misinterpreted as a unit symbol.[1]

## What Is a Megacalorie?

One megacalorie is equal to 1,000,000 calories, which is the heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. One megacalorie is equal to 4.184 megajoules.

Megacalories can be abbreviated as Mcal; for example, 1 megacalorie can be written as 1 Mcal.

## Kilowatt-Hour to Megacalorie Conversion Table

Table showing various kilowatt-hour measurements converted to megacalories.
Kilowatt-hours Megacalories
1 kWh 0.860421 Mcal
2 kWh 1.7208 Mcal
3 kWh 2.5813 Mcal
4 kWh 3.4417 Mcal
5 kWh 4.3021 Mcal
6 kWh 5.1625 Mcal
7 kWh 6.0229 Mcal
8 kWh 6.8834 Mcal
9 kWh 7.7438 Mcal
10 kWh 8.6042 Mcal
11 kWh 9.4646 Mcal
12 kWh 10.33 Mcal
13 kWh 11.19 Mcal
14 kWh 12.05 Mcal
15 kWh 12.91 Mcal
16 kWh 13.77 Mcal
17 kWh 14.63 Mcal
18 kWh 15.49 Mcal
19 kWh 16.35 Mcal
20 kWh 17.21 Mcal
21 kWh 18.07 Mcal
22 kWh 18.93 Mcal
23 kWh 19.79 Mcal
24 kWh 20.65 Mcal
25 kWh 21.51 Mcal
26 kWh 22.37 Mcal
27 kWh 23.23 Mcal
28 kWh 24.09 Mcal
29 kWh 24.95 Mcal
30 kWh 25.81 Mcal
31 kWh 26.67 Mcal
32 kWh 27.53 Mcal
33 kWh 28.39 Mcal
34 kWh 29.25 Mcal
35 kWh 30.11 Mcal
36 kWh 30.98 Mcal
37 kWh 31.84 Mcal
38 kWh 32.7 Mcal
39 kWh 33.56 Mcal
40 kWh 34.42 Mcal

## References

1. Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf