# Convert Kilowatts to Mechanical Horsepower

Enter the power in kilowatts below to get the value converted to mechanical horsepower.

Results in Mechanical Horsepower: 1 kW = 1.341022 hp(I)

## How to Convert Kilowatts to Mechanical Horsepower

To convert a kilowatt measurement to a mechanical horsepower measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt is equal to 1.341022 mechanical horsepower, so use this simple formula to convert:

mechanical horsepower = kilowatts × 1.341022

The power in mechanical horsepower is equal to the kilowatts multiplied by 1.341022.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilowatts to mechanical horsepower using the formula above.
5 kW = (5 × 1.341022) = 6.70511 hp(I)

Kilowatts and mechanical 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.

## Mechanical Horsepower

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).

Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.

## Kilowatt Measurements and Equivalent Mechanical Horsepower Conversions

Common kilowatt values converted to the equivalent mechanical horsepower value
Kilowatts Mechanical Horsepower
1 kW 1.341 hp(I)
2 kW 2.682 hp(I)
3 kW 4.0231 hp(I)
4 kW 5.3641 hp(I)
5 kW 6.7051 hp(I)
6 kW 8.0461 hp(I)
7 kW 9.3872 hp(I)
8 kW 10.73 hp(I)
9 kW 12.07 hp(I)
10 kW 13.41 hp(I)
11 kW 14.75 hp(I)
12 kW 16.09 hp(I)
13 kW 17.43 hp(I)
14 kW 18.77 hp(I)
15 kW 20.12 hp(I)
16 kW 21.46 hp(I)
17 kW 22.8 hp(I)
18 kW 24.14 hp(I)
19 kW 25.48 hp(I)
20 kW 26.82 hp(I)
21 kW 28.16 hp(I)
22 kW 29.5 hp(I)
23 kW 30.84 hp(I)
24 kW 32.18 hp(I)
25 kW 33.53 hp(I)
26 kW 34.87 hp(I)
27 kW 36.21 hp(I)
28 kW 37.55 hp(I)
29 kW 38.89 hp(I)
30 kW 40.23 hp(I)
31 kW 41.57 hp(I)
32 kW 42.91 hp(I)
33 kW 44.25 hp(I)
34 kW 45.59 hp(I)
35 kW 46.94 hp(I)
36 kW 48.28 hp(I)
37 kW 49.62 hp(I)
38 kW 50.96 hp(I)
39 kW 52.3 hp(I)
40 kW 53.64 hp(I)

## 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 Electric Horsepower
1 kW is equal to 1.340483 electric 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