Convert Kilowatts to Electric Horsepower

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1 kW = 1.340483 hp(E)

How to Convert Kilowatts to Electric Horsepower

To convert a kilowatt measurement to a electric horsepower measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt is equal to 1.340483 electric horsepower, so use this simple formula to convert:

electric horsepower = kilowatts × 1.340483

The power in electric horsepower is equal to the kilowatts multiplied by 1.340483.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatts to electric horsepower using the formula above.
5 kW = (5 × 1.340483) = 6.702413 hp(E)

Kilowatts and electric horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilowatts

One kilowatt is the power equal to 1,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000 joules per second.

The kilowatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

Electric Horsepower

Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.

The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E), for example 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).

Kilowatt Measurements and Equivalent Electric Horsepower Conversions

Common kilowatt values converted to the equivalent electric horsepower value
Kilowatts Electric Horsepower
1 kW 1.3405 hp(E)
2 kW 2.681 hp(E)
3 kW 4.0214 hp(E)
4 kW 5.3619 hp(E)
5 kW 6.7024 hp(E)
6 kW 8.0429 hp(E)
7 kW 9.3834 hp(E)
8 kW 10.72 hp(E)
9 kW 12.06 hp(E)
10 kW 13.4 hp(E)
11 kW 14.75 hp(E)
12 kW 16.09 hp(E)
13 kW 17.43 hp(E)
14 kW 18.77 hp(E)
15 kW 20.11 hp(E)
16 kW 21.45 hp(E)
17 kW 22.79 hp(E)
18 kW 24.13 hp(E)
19 kW 25.47 hp(E)
20 kW 26.81 hp(E)
21 kW 28.15 hp(E)
22 kW 29.49 hp(E)
23 kW 30.83 hp(E)
24 kW 32.17 hp(E)
25 kW 33.51 hp(E)
26 kW 34.85 hp(E)
27 kW 36.19 hp(E)
28 kW 37.53 hp(E)
29 kW 38.87 hp(E)
30 kW 40.21 hp(E)
31 kW 41.55 hp(E)
32 kW 42.9 hp(E)
33 kW 44.24 hp(E)
34 kW 45.58 hp(E)
35 kW 46.92 hp(E)
36 kW 48.26 hp(E)
37 kW 49.6 hp(E)
38 kW 50.94 hp(E)
39 kW 52.28 hp(E)
40 kW 53.62 hp(E)

More Kilowatt Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 kW is equal to 1,000 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 kW is equal to 1,000,000,000 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 kW is equal to 1,000,000 milliwatts
Convert to Megawatts
1 kW is equal to 0.001 megawatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Mechanical Horsepower
1 kW is equal to 1.341022 mechanical horsepower
Convert to Btu Per Hour
1 kW is equal to 3,412.14 btu per hour
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 kW is equal to 860.420815 kilocalories per hour