Convert Knots to Meters Per Second

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1 kn = 0.514444 m/sec

How to Convert Knots to Meters Per Second Using an Easy Conversion Formula

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

Convert knots to meters per second with this simple formula:

meters per second = knots × 0.514444

Converting a knot speed measurement to a meter per second measurement involves multiplying your speed by the conversion ratio to find the result. A knot is equal to 0.514444 meters per second, so to convert simply multiply by 0.514444.

For example:
5 kn = (5 × 0.514444) = 2.572222 m/sec

Knots and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Learn more about speed and find more speed measurement conversion calculators. A knot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as kn, for example 1 kn. A meter per second is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m/sec, for example 1 m/sec. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

knots and meters per second are units used to measure speed
Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Meter Per Second Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent meter per second value
Knots Meters Per Second
1 kn 0.514444 m/sec
2 kn 1.0289 m/sec
3 kn 1.5433 m/sec
4 kn 2.0578 m/sec
5 kn 2.5722 m/sec
6 kn 3.0867 m/sec
7 kn 3.6011 m/sec
8 kn 4.1156 m/sec
9 kn 4.63 m/sec
10 kn 5.1444 m/sec
11 kn 5.6589 m/sec
12 kn 6.1733 m/sec
13 kn 6.6878 m/sec
14 kn 7.2022 m/sec
15 kn 7.7167 m/sec
16 kn 8.2311 m/sec
17 kn 8.7456 m/sec
18 kn 9.26 m/sec
19 kn 9.7744 m/sec
20 kn 10.29 m/sec
21 kn 10.8 m/sec
22 kn 11.32 m/sec
23 kn 11.83 m/sec
24 kn 12.35 m/sec
25 kn 12.86 m/sec
26 kn 13.38 m/sec
27 kn 13.89 m/sec
28 kn 14.4 m/sec
29 kn 14.92 m/sec
30 kn 15.43 m/sec
31 kn 15.95 m/sec
32 kn 16.46 m/sec
33 kn 16.98 m/sec
34 kn 17.49 m/sec
35 kn 18.01 m/sec
36 kn 18.52 m/sec
37 kn 19.03 m/sec
38 kn 19.55 m/sec
39 kn 20.06 m/sec
40 kn 20.58 m/sec

More Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach Speed
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 mach
Convert to Speed Of Sound Speed
1 kn is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound
Convert to Miles Per Hour Speed
1 kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second Speed
1 kn is equal to 1.68781 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second Speed
1 kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour Speed
1 kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second Speed
1 kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second