# Poundals to Kilonewtons Conversion

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

**Results in Kilonewtons:**

## How to Convert Poundals to Kilonewtons

To convert a poundal measurement to a kilonewton measurement, multiply the force by the conversion ratio. One poundal is equal to 0.000138 kilonewtons, so use this simple formula to convert:

The force in kilonewtons is equal to the poundals multiplied by 0.000138.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5,000 poundals to kilonewtons using the formula above.

Poundals and kilonewtons 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}

## Kilonewtons

One kilonewton is equal to 1,000 newtons, which are equal to the force needed to move one kilogram of mass at a rate of one meter per second squared.

The kilonewton is a multiple of the newton, which is the SI derived unit for force. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 10^{3}. Kilonewtons can be abbreviated as *kN*; for example, 1 kilonewton can be written as 1 kN.

## Poundal to Kilonewton Conversion Table

Poundals | Kilonewtons |
---|---|

1 pdl | 0.000138 kN |

2 pdl | 0.000277 kN |

3 pdl | 0.000415 kN |

4 pdl | 0.000553 kN |

5 pdl | 0.000691 kN |

6 pdl | 0.00083 kN |

7 pdl | 0.000968 kN |

8 pdl | 0.001106 kN |

9 pdl | 0.001244 kN |

10 pdl | 0.001383 kN |

20 pdl | 0.002765 kN |

30 pdl | 0.004148 kN |

40 pdl | 0.00553 kN |

50 pdl | 0.006913 kN |

60 pdl | 0.008295 kN |

70 pdl | 0.009678 kN |

80 pdl | 0.01106 kN |

90 pdl | 0.012443 kN |

100 pdl | 0.013825 kN |

200 pdl | 0.027651 kN |

300 pdl | 0.041476 kN |

400 pdl | 0.055302 kN |

500 pdl | 0.069127 kN |

600 pdl | 0.082953 kN |

700 pdl | 0.096778 kN |

800 pdl | 0.110604 kN |

900 pdl | 0.124429 kN |

1,000 pdl | 0.138255 kN |

2,000 pdl | 0.27651 kN |

3,000 pdl | 0.414765 kN |

4,000 pdl | 0.55302 kN |

5,000 pdl | 0.691275 kN |

6,000 pdl | 0.82953 kN |

7,000 pdl | 0.967785 kN |

8,000 pdl | 1.106 kN |

9,000 pdl | 1.2443 kN |

10,000 pdl | 1.3826 kN |