# ››Convert horsepower [electric] to kilowatt

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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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# ››Definition: Horsepower

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

# ››Definition: Kilowatt

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of 103, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kilowatt = 103 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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