Milliwatts to Horsepower Conversion

Enter the power in milliwatts below to get the value converted to horsepower.

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Mechanical Horsepower
1,000,000 mW = 1.341022 hp(I)
Electric Horsepower
1,000,000 mW = 1.340483 hp(E)
Metric Horsepower
1,000,000 mW = 1.359622 hp(M)
Boiler Horsepower
1,000,000 mW = 0.101942 hp(S)

How to Convert Milliwatts to Horsepower

To convert a milliwatt measurement to horsepower, use one of the formulas below.

Milliwatts to Mechanical Horsepower

Formula to convert milliwatts to mechanical horsepower:

hp(I) = milliwatts ÷ 745,699.871582

Since mechanical horsepower is equal to 745,699.871582 milliwatts, the formula to find mechanical horsepower is the power in milliwatts divided by 745,699.871582.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 milliwatts to mechanical horsepower.
5,000,000 mW = (5,000,000 ÷ 745,699.871582) = 6.70511 hp(I)

Milliwatts to Electric Horsepower

Formula to convert milliwatts to electric horsepower:

hp(E) = milliwatts ÷ 746,000

Since electric horsepower is equal to 746,000 milliwatts, the formula to find electric horsepower is the power in milliwatts divided by 746,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 milliwatts to electric horsepower.
5,000,000 mW = (5,000,000 ÷ 746,000) = 6.702413 hp(E)

Milliwatts to Metric Horsepower

Formula to convert milliwatts to metric horsepower:

hp(M) = milliwatts ÷ 735,498.75

Since metric horsepower is equal to 735,498.75 milliwatts, the formula to find metric horsepower is the power in milliwatts divided by 735,498.75.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 milliwatts to metric horsepower.
5,000,000 mW = (5,000,000 ÷ 735,498.75) = 6.798108 hp(M)

Milliwatts to Boiler Horsepower

Formula to convert milliwatts to boiler horsepower:

hp(S) = milliwatts ÷ 9,809,500

Since boiler horsepower is equal to 9,809,500 milliwatts, the formula to find boiler horsepower is the power in milliwatts divided by 9,809,500.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000,000 milliwatts to boiler horsepower.
5,000,000 mW = (5,000,000 ÷ 9,809,500) = 0.50971 hp(S)

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

Milliwatts

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

The milliwatt is a multiple of the watt, which is the SI derived unit for power. In the metric system, "milli" is the prefix for 10-3. Milliwatts can be abbreviated as mW, for example 1 milliwatt can be written as 1 mW.

Horsepower

The term horsepower was adopted by Scottish inventor James Watt to measure the power output of his steam engine and to compare that power with that of horses horses.[1] Horsepower were later used to measure the power output of piston and turbine engines and electrical motors.

There are now several different types of horsepower, including mechanical, electrical, metric, boiler, brake, and indicated, and they all have different applications in industry. Mechanical and electric are the most commonly used types.

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).

Electric Horsepower

Electric horsepower is used to measure the output of electric motors and other electrical machines in the US. One electric horsepower is equal to exactly 746 watts.

The electric horsepower is a US customary and imperial unit of power. Electric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(E), for example 1 electric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(E).

Metric Horsepower

One metric horsepower is the power needed to one metric horsepower as the lift a 75 kilogram mass at at one meter per second.[2] One metric horsepower is equal to 735.49875 watts.

The metric horsepower is a non-SI metric unit for power. Metric horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(M), and are also sometimes abbreviated as PS, cv, hk, pk, ks, or ch. For example, 1 metric horsepower can be written as 1 hp(M), 1 PS, 1 cv, 1 hk, 1 pk, 1 ks, or 1 ch.

Boiler Horsepower

Boiler horsepower is used to measure the power of a boiler to generate steam. One boiler horsepower is equal to the power needed to evaporate 34.5 pounds in one hour.[3]

Boiler horsepower can be abbreviated as hp(S), for example 1 boiler horsepower can be written as 1 hp(S).

Try our engine horsepower calculator to calculate the power of a motor.

Milliwatt to Horsepower Conversion Table

Milliwatts converted to various horsepower values.
Milliwatts Mechanical Horsepower Electric Horsepower Metric Horsepower Boiler Horsepower
1 mW 0.000001341 0.0000013405 0.0000013596 0.00000010194
2 mW 0.000002682 0.000002681 0.0000027192 0.00000020388
3 mW 0.0000040231 0.0000040214 0.0000040789 0.00000030583
4 mW 0.0000053641 0.0000053619 0.0000054385 0.00000040777
5 mW 0.0000067051 0.0000067024 0.0000067981 0.00000050971
6 mW 0.0000080461 0.0000080429 0.0000081577 0.00000061165
7 mW 0.0000093872 0.0000093834 0.0000095174 0.00000071359
8 mW 0.000010728 0.000010724 0.000010877 0.00000081554
9 mW 0.000012069 0.000012064 0.000012237 0.00000091748
10 mW 0.00001341 0.000013405 0.000013596 0.0000010194
100 mW 0.000134 0.000134 0.000136 0.000010194
1000 mW 0.001341 0.00134 0.00136 0.000102
10000 mW 0.01341 0.013405 0.013596 0.001019
100000 mW 0.134102 0.134048 0.135962 0.010194
1000000 mW 1.341 1.3405 1.3596 0.101942

References

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, Horsepower, https://www.britannica.com/science/horsepower
  2. Merriam-Webster, metric horsepower, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metric%20horsepower
  3. Wikipedia, Horsepower, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower