# Watt-seconds to British Thermal Units Conversion

Enter the energy in watt-seconds below to get the value converted to british thermal units.

**Results in British Thermal Units:**

## How to Convert Watt-seconds to British Thermal Units

To convert a watt-second measurement to a british thermal unit measurement, multiply the energy by the conversion ratio.

Since one watt-second is equal to 0.000948 british thermal units, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in british thermal units is equal to the watt-seconds multiplied by 0.000948.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5,000 watt-seconds to british thermal units using the formula above.

Watt-seconds and british thermal units are both units used to measure energy. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Watt-seconds

The watt-second is a measure of electrical energy equal to one watt of power over a one second period. One watt-second is equal to 1/3,600 of a watt-hour or one joule.

Watt-seconds are usually abbreviated as *Ws*, although the formally adopted expression is *W·s*. The abbreviation *W s* is also sometimes used. For example, 1 watt-second can be written as 1 Ws, 1 W·s, or 1 W s.

In formal expressions, the centered dot (·) or space is used to separate units used to indicate multiplication in an expression and to avoid conflicting prefixes being misinterpreted as a unit symbol.^{[1]}

## British Thermal Units

British thermal units are a measure of heat energy. Specifically, one british thermal unit is equal to the amount of heat energy required to increase the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit. They are often used as a way to rate the energy heat producing appliances such furnaces, and to price heating fuels such as natural gas.

The british thermal unit is a US customary unit of energy. British thermal units can be abbreviated as *BTU*; for example, 1 british thermal unit can be written as 1 BTU.

## Watt-second to British Thermal Unit Conversion Table

Watt-seconds | British Thermal Units |
---|---|

1 Ws | 0.000948 BTU |

2 Ws | 0.001896 BTU |

3 Ws | 0.002843 BTU |

4 Ws | 0.003791 BTU |

5 Ws | 0.004739 BTU |

6 Ws | 0.005687 BTU |

7 Ws | 0.006635 BTU |

8 Ws | 0.007583 BTU |

9 Ws | 0.00853 BTU |

10 Ws | 0.009478 BTU |

20 Ws | 0.018956 BTU |

30 Ws | 0.028435 BTU |

40 Ws | 0.037913 BTU |

50 Ws | 0.047391 BTU |

60 Ws | 0.056869 BTU |

70 Ws | 0.066347 BTU |

80 Ws | 0.075825 BTU |

90 Ws | 0.085304 BTU |

100 Ws | 0.094782 BTU |

200 Ws | 0.189563 BTU |

300 Ws | 0.284345 BTU |

400 Ws | 0.379127 BTU |

500 Ws | 0.473909 BTU |

600 Ws | 0.56869 BTU |

700 Ws | 0.663472 BTU |

800 Ws | 0.758254 BTU |

900 Ws | 0.853035 BTU |

1,000 Ws | 0.947817 BTU |

2,000 Ws | 1.8956 BTU |

3,000 Ws | 2.8435 BTU |

4,000 Ws | 3.7913 BTU |

5,000 Ws | 4.7391 BTU |

6,000 Ws | 5.6869 BTU |

7,000 Ws | 6.6347 BTU |

8,000 Ws | 7.5825 BTU |

9,000 Ws | 8.5304 BTU |

10,000 Ws | 9.4782 BTU |

## References

- Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, The International System of Units (SI), 9th edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf