Volts to Kilovolts Conversion

Enter the voltage in volts below to get the value converted to kilovolts.

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How to Convert Volts to Kilovolts

conversion scale showing volts and equivalent kilovolts voltage values

To convert a volt measurement to a kilovolt measurement, divide the voltage by the conversion ratio. One kilovolt is equal to 1,000 volts, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilovolts = volts ÷ 1,000

The voltage in kilovolts is equal to the volts divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 volts to kilovolts using the formula above.
5,000 V = (5,000 ÷ 1,000) = 5 kV

Volts and kilovolts are both units used to measure voltage. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Volts

Voltage is a measurement of electromotive force and the electrical potential difference between two points of a conductor.[1] One volt is equal to the potential difference that would move one ampere of current against one ohm of resistance.

The volt is the SI derived unit for voltage in the metric system. Volts can be abbreviated as V, for example 1 volt can be written as 1 V.

Ohm's Law states the current between two points on a conductor is proportional to the voltage and inversely proportional to the resistance. Using Ohm's Law, it's possible to express the potential difference in volts as an expression using current and resistance.

VV = IA × R

The potential difference in volts is equal to the current in amperes times the resistance in ohms.

Kilovolts

One kilovolt is equal to 1,000 volts, which are the potential difference that would move one ampere of current against one ohm of resistance.

The kilovolt is a multiple of the volt, which is the SI derived unit for voltage. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilovolts can be abbreviated as kV, for example 1 kilovolt can be written as 1 kV.

Volt to Kilovolt Conversion Table

Volt measurements converted to kilovolts
Volts Kilovolts
1 V 0.001 kV
2 V 0.002 kV
3 V 0.003 kV
4 V 0.004 kV
5 V 0.005 kV
6 V 0.006 kV
7 V 0.007 kV
8 V 0.008 kV
9 V 0.009 kV
10 V 0.01 kV
20 V 0.02 kV
30 V 0.03 kV
40 V 0.04 kV
50 V 0.05 kV
60 V 0.06 kV
70 V 0.07 kV
80 V 0.08 kV
90 V 0.09 kV
100 V 0.1 kV
200 V 0.2 kV
300 V 0.3 kV
400 V 0.4 kV
500 V 0.5 kV
600 V 0.6 kV
700 V 0.7 kV
800 V 0.8 kV
900 V 0.9 kV
1,000 V 1 kV

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