›› Convert kilowatt to horsepower [metric]

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How many kilowatt in 1 horsepower [metric]? The answer is 0.73549875.
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.001 kilowatt, or 0.0013596216173 horsepower [metric].
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›› 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 VA).


›› Definition: Horsepower

Metric horsepower began in Germany in the 19th century and became popular across Europe and Asia. The various units used to indicate this definition ("PS", "CV", "pk", and "ch") all translate to "horse power" in English. Metric horsepower, as a rule, is defined as 0.73549875 kW, or roughly 98.6% of mechanical horsepower.


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