Convert Kilowatts to Microwatts

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1 kW = 1,000,000,000 µW

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:

microwatts = kilowatts × 1,000,000,000

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.
5 kW = (5 × 1,000,000,000) = 5,000,000,000 µW

Kilowatts and microwatts 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 103. Kilowatts can be abbreviated as kW, for example 1 kilowatt can be written as 1 kW.


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

Common kilowatt values converted to the equivalent microwatt value
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!

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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.