Convert Kilowatts to Mechanical Horsepower

Enter your kilowatt value in the form below to get the value calculated in mechanical horsepower.

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

How to Convert Kilowatts to Mechanical Horsepower Using an Easy Conversion Formula

Convert kilowatts to mechanical horsepower with this simple formula:

mechanical horsepower = kilowatts × 1.341022

Converting a kilowatt power measurement to a mechanical horsepower measurement involves multiplying your power by the conversion ratio to find the result. A kilowatt is equal to 1.341022 mechanical horsepower, so to convert simply multiply by 1.341022.

For example:
5 kW = (5 × 1.341022) = 6.70511 hp(I)

Kilowatts and mechanical horsepower are both units used to measure power. Learn more about power and find more power measurement conversion calculators. A kilowatt is a power measurement and can be abbreviated as kW, for example 1 kW. A mechanical horsepower is a power measurement and can be abbreviated as hp(I), for example 1 hp(I).

Mechanical horsepower is often used to measure the output of engines and motors in North America and is equal to 745.69987158227022 watts, or joules per second. Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines, and is equal to exactly 746 watts.

Check out our HP to amps calculator to convert power to current.

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)

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