# Convert Kilowatts to Microwatts

Enter the power in kilowatts below to get the value converted to microwatts.

**Results in Microwatts:**

## How to Convert Kilowatts to Microwatts

To convert a kilowatt measurement to a microwatt measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One kilowatt is equal to 1,000,000,000 microwatts, so use this simple formula to convert:

The power in microwatts is equal to the kilowatts multiplied by 1,000,000,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 kilowatts to microwatts using the formula above.

Kilowatts and microwatts 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 10^{3}. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as *kW*, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.

## Microwatts

One microwatt is the power equal to 1/1,000,000 of a watt, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1/1,000,000 of a joule per second.

The microwatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10^{-6}. Microwatts can be abbreviated as *µW*, for example 1 microwatt can be written as 1 µW.

## Kilowatt Measurements and Equivalent Microwatt Conversions

Kilowatts | Microwatts |
---|---|

1 kW | 1,000,000,000 µW |

2 kW | 2,000,000,000 µW |

3 kW | 3,000,000,000 µW |

4 kW | 4,000,000,000 µW |

5 kW | 5,000,000,000 µW |

6 kW | 6,000,000,000 µW |

7 kW | 7,000,000,000 µW |

8 kW | 8,000,000,000 µW |

9 kW | 9,000,000,000 µW |

10 kW | 10,000,000,000 µW |

11 kW | 11,000,000,000 µW |

12 kW | 12,000,000,000 µW |

13 kW | 13,000,000,000 µW |

14 kW | 14,000,000,000 µW |

15 kW | 15,000,000,000 µW |

16 kW | 16,000,000,000 µW |

17 kW | 17,000,000,000 µW |

18 kW | 18,000,000,000 µW |

19 kW | 19,000,000,000 µW |

20 kW | 20,000,000,000 µW |

21 kW | 21,000,000,000 µW |

22 kW | 22,000,000,000 µW |

23 kW | 23,000,000,000 µW |

24 kW | 24,000,000,000 µW |

25 kW | 25,000,000,000 µW |

26 kW | 26,000,000,000 µW |

27 kW | 27,000,000,000 µW |

28 kW | 28,000,000,000 µW |

29 kW | 29,000,000,000 µW |

30 kW | 30,000,000,000 µW |

31 kW | 31,000,000,000 µW |

32 kW | 32,000,000,000 µW |

33 kW | 33,000,000,000 µW |

34 kW | 34,000,000,000 µW |

35 kW | 35,000,000,000 µW |

36 kW | 36,000,000,000 µW |

37 kW | 37,000,000,000 µW |

38 kW | 38,000,000,000 µW |

39 kW | 39,000,000,000 µW |

40 kW | 40,000,000,000 µW |

## More Kilowatt Power Conversions

**SI Units**

- Convert to Watts
- 1 kW is equal to 1,000 watts
- 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 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

## Unit of Measurement Conversion Made Easy!

There are thousands of units of measure in use across the globe, and converting from one to another can be very difficult since each conversion requires a different formula to derive the result. Our unit of measurement conversion tools are meant to be dead easy. We break the mold of the typical dry and complicated experience. In addition to converting from one measurement to another, we provide the formula so you can see how the conversion is done, use it on you’re own calculator if you need to!

## Understanding the Metric System

The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.

### Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:

- “kilo” – 1,000x larger
- “hecto” – 100x larger
- “deca” – 10x larger
- “deci” – 10x smaller
- “centi” – 100x smaller
- “milli” – 1,000x smaller

There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”

The u in Until refers to the base unit.