Convert Mechanical Horsepower to Megawatts

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

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1 hp(I) = 0.000746 MW

How to Convert Mechanical Horsepower to Megawatts

To convert a mechanical horsepower measurement to a megawatt measurement, multiply the power by the conversion ratio. One mechanical horsepower is equal to 0.000746 megawatts, so use this simple formula to convert:

megawatts = mechanical horsepower × 0.000746

The power in megawatts is equal to the mechanical horsepower multiplied by 0.000746.

For example, here's how to convert 5 mechanical horsepower to megawatts using the formula above.
5 hp(I) = (5 × 0.000746) = 0.003728 MW

Mechanical horsepower and megawatts are both units used to measure power. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

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.

Megawatts

One megawatt is the power equal to 1,000,000 watts, or the energy consumption at a rate of 1,000,000 joules per second.

The megawatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "mega" is the prefix for 109. Megawatts can be abbreviated as MW, for example 1 megawatt can be written as 1 MW.

Mechanical Horsepower Measurements and Equivalent Megawatt Conversions

Common mechanical horsepower values converted to the equivalent megawatt value
Mechanical Horsepower Megawatts
1 hp(I) 0.000746 MW
2 hp(I) 0.001491 MW
3 hp(I) 0.002237 MW
4 hp(I) 0.002983 MW
5 hp(I) 0.003728 MW
6 hp(I) 0.004474 MW
7 hp(I) 0.00522 MW
8 hp(I) 0.005966 MW
9 hp(I) 0.006711 MW
10 hp(I) 0.007457 MW
11 hp(I) 0.008203 MW
12 hp(I) 0.008948 MW
13 hp(I) 0.009694 MW
14 hp(I) 0.01044 MW
15 hp(I) 0.011185 MW
16 hp(I) 0.011931 MW
17 hp(I) 0.012677 MW
18 hp(I) 0.013423 MW
19 hp(I) 0.014168 MW
20 hp(I) 0.014914 MW
21 hp(I) 0.01566 MW
22 hp(I) 0.016405 MW
23 hp(I) 0.017151 MW
24 hp(I) 0.017897 MW
25 hp(I) 0.018642 MW
26 hp(I) 0.019388 MW
27 hp(I) 0.020134 MW
28 hp(I) 0.02088 MW
29 hp(I) 0.021625 MW
30 hp(I) 0.022371 MW
31 hp(I) 0.023117 MW
32 hp(I) 0.023862 MW
33 hp(I) 0.024608 MW
34 hp(I) 0.025354 MW
35 hp(I) 0.026099 MW
36 hp(I) 0.026845 MW
37 hp(I) 0.027591 MW
38 hp(I) 0.028337 MW
39 hp(I) 0.029082 MW
40 hp(I) 0.029828 MW

More Mechanical Horsepower Power Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Watts
1 hp(I) is equal to 745.699872 watts
Convert to Microwatts
1 hp(I) is equal to 745,699,871.6 microwatts
Convert to Milliwatts
1 hp(I) is equal to 745,699.9 milliwatts
Convert to Kilowatts
1 hp(I) is equal to 0.7457 kilowatts
US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Electric Horsepower
1 hp(I) is equal to 0.999598 electric horsepower
Convert to Btu Per Hour
1 hp(I) is equal to 2,544.43 btu per hour
Other Units
Convert to Kilocalories Per Hour
1 hp(I) is equal to 641.615691 kilocalories per hour