**Full name:** horsepower [metric]

**Plural form:** horsepower

**Symbol:** hp

**Category type:** power

**Scale factor:** 735.49875

horsepower [electric]

horsepower [international]

horsepower [metric]

horsepower [water]

The SI derived unit for power is the watt.

1 watt is equal to 0.0013596216173 HP.

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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.

HP to newton meter/second

HP to joule/hour

HP to pound square foot/cubic second

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HP to million Btu/hour [I.T.]

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