›› Measurement unit: HP

Full name: horsepower [metric]

Plural form: horsepower

Symbol: hp

Category type: power

Scale factor: 735.49875


›› Similar units

horsepower [electric]
horsepower [international]
horsepower [metric]
horsepower [water]


›› SI unit: watt

The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.0013596216173 HP.


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›› 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.


›› Sample conversions: HP

HP to dyne centimeter/minute
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HP to gigawatt
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HP to kilopond meter/second
HP to horsepower [international]
HP to attowatt
HP to foot poundal/hour