**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 kilopond meter/second

HP to erg/minute

HP to gram-force centimeter/minute

HP to picowatt

HP to gigawatt

HP to newton meter/minute

HP to newton meter/hour

HP to nanowatt

HP to dyne centimeter/hour