Kilowatts to Horsepower Converter
Enter the power in kilowatts below to get the value converted to horsepower.
1 kW = 1.341022 hp(I)
1 kW = 1.340483 hp(E)
1 kW = 1.359622 hp(M)
1 kW = 0.101942 hp(S)
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How to Convert Kilowatts to Horsepower
To convert a kilowatt measurement to horsepower, use one of the formulas below.
Kilowatts to Mechanical Horsepower
Formula to convert kilowatts to mechanical horsepower:
Since mechanical horsepower is equal to 0.7457 kilowatts, the formula to find mechanical horsepower is the power in kilowatts divided by 0.7457.
Kilowatts to Electric Horsepower
Formula to convert kilowatts to electric horsepower:
Since electric horsepower is equal to 0.746 kilowatts, the formula to find electric horsepower is the power in kilowatts divided by 0.746.
Kilowatts to Metric Horsepower
Formula to convert kilowatts to metric horsepower:
Since metric horsepower is equal to 0.735499 kilowatts, the formula to find metric horsepower is the power in kilowatts divided by 0.735499.
Kilowatts to Boiler Horsepower
Formula to convert kilowatts to boiler horsepower:
Since boiler horsepower is equal to 9.8095 kilowatts, the formula to find boiler horsepower is the power in kilowatts divided by 9.8095.
How Many Horsepower Are in a Kilowatt?
There are 1.341022 horsepower in a kilowatt, which is why we use this value in the formula above.
1 kW = 1.341022 hp
Kilowatts and horsepower are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
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 thousands, or 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW; for example, 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.
Electric and mechanical are the most commonly used types. One electric horsepower is equivalent to 746 watts and one mechanical horsepower is equivalent to 745.699872 watts.
Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts.
The mechanical horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Mechanical horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(I); for example, 1 mechanical horsepower can be written as 1 hp(I).
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).
One metric horsepower is the power needed to one metric horsepower as the lift a 75 kilogram mass at at one meter per second. One metric horsepower is equal to 735.49875 watts.
The metric horsepower is a non-SI metric unit for power. Metric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(M), and are also sometimes abbreviated as PS, cv, hk, pk, ks, or ch. For example, 1 metric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(M), 1 PS, 1 cv, 1 hk, 1 pk, 1 ks, or 1 ch.
Boiler horsepower is used to measure the power of a boiler to generate steam. One boiler horsepower is equal to the power needed to evaporate 34.5 pounds in one hour.
Boiler horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(S); for example, 1 boiler horsepower can be written as 1 hp(S).
The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses. Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.
Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.
Kilowatt to Horsepower Conversion Table
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- Merriam-Webster, metric horsepower, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metric%20horsepower
- Wikipedia, Horsepower, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower
- Encyclopædia Britannica, Horsepower, https://www.britannica.com/science/horsepower
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