# Watt-seconds to Gigajoules Conversion

Enter the energy in watt-seconds below to get the value converted to gigajoules.

**Results in Gigajoules:**

## How to Convert Watt-seconds to Gigajoules

To convert a watt-second measurement to a gigajoule measurement, divide the energy by the conversion ratio. One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 watt-seconds, so use this simple formula to convert:

The energy in gigajoules is equal to the watt-seconds divided by 1,000,000,000.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500,000,000 watt-seconds to gigajoules using the formula above.

Watt-seconds and gigajoules 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]}

## Gigajoules

One gigajoule is equal to 1,000,000,000 joules, which are the energy equal to the force on an object of one newton at a distance of one meter.

The gigajoule is a multiple of the joule, which is the SI derived unit for energy. In the metric system, "giga" is the prefix for 10^{9}. Gigajoules can be abbreviated as *GJ*, for example 1 gigajoule can be written as 1 GJ.

## Watt-second to Gigajoule Conversion Table

Watt-seconds | Gigajoules |
---|---|

1 Ws | 0.000000001 GJ |

2 Ws | 0.000000002 GJ |

3 Ws | 0.000000003 GJ |

4 Ws | 0.000000004 GJ |

5 Ws | 0.000000005 GJ |

6 Ws | 0.000000006 GJ |

7 Ws | 0.000000007 GJ |

8 Ws | 0.000000008 GJ |

9 Ws | 0.000000009 GJ |

10 Ws | 0.00000001 GJ |

100 Ws | 0.0000001 GJ |

1,000 Ws | 0.000001 GJ |

10,000 Ws | 0.00001 GJ |

100,000 Ws | 0.0001 GJ |

1,000,000 Ws | 0.001 GJ |

10,000,000 Ws | 0.01 GJ |

100,000,000 Ws | 0.1 GJ |

1,000,000,000 Ws | 1 GJ |

## 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