# Convert Poundals to Kilonewtons

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 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 Measurements and Equivalent Kilonewton Conversions

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 |

11 pdl | 0.001521 kN |

12 pdl | 0.001659 kN |

13 pdl | 0.001797 kN |

14 pdl | 0.001936 kN |

15 pdl | 0.002074 kN |

16 pdl | 0.002212 kN |

17 pdl | 0.00235 kN |

18 pdl | 0.002489 kN |

19 pdl | 0.002627 kN |

20 pdl | 0.002765 kN |

21 pdl | 0.002903 kN |

22 pdl | 0.003042 kN |

23 pdl | 0.00318 kN |

24 pdl | 0.003318 kN |

25 pdl | 0.003456 kN |

26 pdl | 0.003595 kN |

27 pdl | 0.003733 kN |

28 pdl | 0.003871 kN |

29 pdl | 0.004009 kN |

30 pdl | 0.004148 kN |

31 pdl | 0.004286 kN |

32 pdl | 0.004424 kN |

33 pdl | 0.004562 kN |

34 pdl | 0.004701 kN |

35 pdl | 0.004839 kN |

36 pdl | 0.004977 kN |

37 pdl | 0.005115 kN |

38 pdl | 0.005254 kN |

39 pdl | 0.005392 kN |

40 pdl | 0.00553 kN |

## 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 Newtons
- 1 pdl is equal to 0.138255 newtons
- 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