Poundals to Newtons Converter

Enter the force in poundals below to get the value converted to newtons.

Result in Newtons:

1 pdl = 0.138255 N

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How to Convert Poundals to Newtons

To convert a measurement in poundals to a measurement in newtons, multiply the force by the following conversion ratio: 0.138255 newtons/poundal.

Since one poundal is equal to 0.138255 newtons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = poundals × 0.138255

The force in newtons is equal to the force in poundals multiplied by 0.138255.

For example, here's how to convert 5 poundals to newtons using the formula above.
newtons = (5 pdl × 0.138255) = 0.691275 N

How Many Newtons Are in a Poundal?

There are 0.138255 newtons in a poundal, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 pdl = 0.138255 N

What Is a Poundal?

The poundal is a unit equal to the force needed to move one pound of mass at a rate of one foot per second squared.

The poundal is a US customary and imperial unit of force. It's also used in the foot-pound-second (FPS) system of units. Poundals can be abbreviated as pdl; for example, 1 poundal can be written as 1 pdl.

Poundals can be expressed using the formula: 1 pdl = 1lb × ft / s2

What Is a Newton?

The newton is a unit to for measuring force equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.[1]

The newton is the SI derived unit for force in the metric system. Newtons can be abbreviated as N; for example, 1 newton can be written as 1 N.

Newtons can be expressed using the formula: 1 N = 1 kgm / s2

Poundal to Newton Conversion Table

Table showing various poundal measurements converted to newtons.
Poundals Newtons
1 pdl 0.138255 N
2 pdl 0.27651 N
3 pdl 0.414765 N
4 pdl 0.55302 N
5 pdl 0.691275 N
6 pdl 0.82953 N
7 pdl 0.967785 N
8 pdl 1.106 N
9 pdl 1.2443 N
10 pdl 1.3826 N
11 pdl 1.5208 N
12 pdl 1.6591 N
13 pdl 1.7973 N
14 pdl 1.9356 N
15 pdl 2.0738 N
16 pdl 2.2121 N
17 pdl 2.3503 N
18 pdl 2.4886 N
19 pdl 2.6268 N
20 pdl 2.7651 N
21 pdl 2.9034 N
22 pdl 3.0416 N
23 pdl 3.1799 N
24 pdl 3.3181 N
25 pdl 3.4564 N
26 pdl 3.5946 N
27 pdl 3.7329 N
28 pdl 3.8711 N
29 pdl 4.0094 N
30 pdl 4.1476 N
31 pdl 4.2859 N
32 pdl 4.4242 N
33 pdl 4.5624 N
34 pdl 4.7007 N
35 pdl 4.8389 N
36 pdl 4.9772 N
37 pdl 5.1154 N
38 pdl 5.2537 N
39 pdl 5.3919 N
40 pdl 5.5302 N

References

1. Z. J. Jabbour and S. L. Yaniv, The Kilogram and Measurements of Mass and Force, Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/calibrations/j61jab.pdf