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How many kW in 1 hp?
The answer is 0.746.
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.001 kW, or 0.00134048257373 hp.
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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).
The electrical horsepower is used by the electrical industry for electrical machines and is defined to be exactly 746 W (at 100% efficiency).
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