Seconds to Hours Conversion

Enter the time in seconds below to get the value converted to hours.

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5,400 sec = 1.5 hr
5,400 sec = 1 hr 30 min
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How to Convert Seconds to Hours

conversion scale showing seconds and equivalent hours time values

The fastest way to convert seconds to hours is to use this formula:

hours = seconds ÷ 3,600

The time in hours is equal to the time in seconds divided by 3,600. Since there are 3,600 seconds in one hour, that's the conversion ratio used in the formula.

For example, here's how to convert 5,400 seconds to hours using the formula above.

5,400 sec = (5,400 ÷ 3,600) = 1.5 hr

How to Convert Seconds to Hours, Minutes & Seconds

The formula above can be used to find the hours in decimal form, but if you want to get hours, minutes and seconds, then follow these steps.

  • Divide the seconds by 3,600 to get the total hours. Then, use the number to the left of the decimal point as the number of hours.
  • Find the remaining seconds by multiplying the even hours found above by 3,600. Then, subtract that from the total seconds.
  • Divide the remaining seconds by 60 to get the total number of remaining minutes. Then, use the number to the left of the decimal point as the number of minutes.
  • Find the remaining seconds again by multiplying the even minutes found above by 60. Then, subtract that from the total seconds. This is the remaining seconds.
  • Put the even number of hours, minutes, and remaining seconds into the form HH:MM:SS.

Seconds and hours are both units used to measure time. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Seconds

The second has historically been defined as 1/60 of a minute or 1/86,400 of a day. According the to SI definition, the second is the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the unperturbed ground state of the caesium 133 atom.[1]

The second is the SI base unit for time in the metric system. Seconds can be abbreviated as sec, for example 1 second can be written as 1 sec.

Hours

The hour is a period of time equal to 1/24 of a day or 60 minutes.

The hour is an SI accepted unit for time for use with the metric system. Hours can be abbreviated as hr, for example 1 hour can be written as 1 hr.

Second to Hour Conversion Table

Seconds converted to hours and hours, minutes & seconds.
Seconds Hours Hours, Minutes & Seconds
1 0.000278 0 hr 0 min 1 sec
100 0.027778 0 hr 1 min 40 sec
200 0.055556 0 hr 3 min 20 sec
300 0.083333 0 hr 5 min
400 0.111111 0 hr 6 min 40 sec
500 0.138889 0 hr 8 min 20 sec
600 0.166667 0 hr 10 min
700 0.194444 0 hr 11 min 40 sec
800 0.222222 0 hr 13 min 20 sec
900 0.25 0 hr 15 min
1,000 0.277778 0 hr 16 min 40 sec
2,000 0.555556 0 hr 33 min 20 sec
3,000 0.833333 0 hr 50 min
3,600 1 1 hr
4,000 1.1111 1 hr 6 min 40 sec
5,000 1.3889 1 hr 23 min 20 sec
6,000 1.6667 1 hr 40 min
7,000 1.9444 1 hr 56 min 40 sec
8,000 2.2222 2 hr 13 min 20 sec
9,000 2.5 2 hr 30 min
10,000 2.7778 2 hr 46 min 40 sec
20,000 5.5556 5 hr 33 min 20 sec
30,000 8.3333 8 hr 20 min
40,000 11.11 11 hr 6 min 40 sec
50,000 13.89 13 hr 53 min 20 sec
60,000 16.67 16 hr 40 min
70,000 19.44 19 hr 26 min 40 sec
80,000 22.22 22 hr 13 min 20 sec
86,400 24 24 hr
90,000 25 25 hr
100,000 27.78 27 hr 46 min 40 sec

References

  1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf