# ››Measurement unit: kW

Full name: kilowatt

Plural form: kilowatts

Symbol: kW

Category type: power

Scale factor: 1000

# ››SI unit: watt

The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.001 kW.

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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 V·A).

# ››Sample conversions: kW

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