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How many hp in 1 kW?
The answer is 1.34048257373.

We assume you are converting between **horsepower [electric]** and **kilowatt**.

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The SI derived unit for **power** is the watt.

1 watt is equal to 0.00134048257373 hp, or 0.001 kW.

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The electrical horsepower is used by the electrical industry for electrical machines and is defined to be exactly 746 W (at 100% efficiency).

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of
10^{3}, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kilowatt = 10^{3} watts.

The definition of a watt is as follows:

The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit for power. It is equivalent to one joule per second (1 J/s), or in electrical units, one volt ampere (1 V·A).

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