Convert Poundals to Newtons

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1 pdl = 0.138255 N
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How to Convert Poundals to Newtons

To convert a poundal measurement to a newton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One poundal is equal to 0.138255 newtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

newtons = poundals × 0.138255

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

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

Poundals and newtons are both units used to measure force. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Poundals

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 × fts2

Newtons

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.

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 kgms2

Poundal Measurements and Equivalent Newton Conversions

Common poundal values converted to the equivalent newton value
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

More Poundal Force Conversions

SI Units
Convert to Nanonewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138,254,953 nanonewtons
Convert to Micronewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138,255 micronewtons
Convert to Millinewtons
1 pdl is equal to 138.254953 millinewtons
Convert to Kilonewtons
1 pdl is equal to 0.000138 kilonewtons
Convert to Meganewtons
1 pdl is equal to 1.3825E-7 meganewtons
Gravitational Units
Convert to Gram-force
1 pdl is equal to 14.098082 gram-force
Convert to Kilogram-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.014098 kilogram-force
Convert to Pound-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.031081 pound-force
Convert to Ounce-force
1 pdl is equal to 0.497295 ounce-force
CGS/FPS Units
Convert to Dynes
1 pdl is equal to 13,825.5 dynes