# Poundals to Newtons Conversion

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

**Results in Newtons:**

## 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:

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.

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 × fts^{2}

## 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.^{[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 kgms^{2}

## Poundal to Newton Conversion Table

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

- 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