How many horsepower [metric] in 1 kilowatt?
The answer is 1.3596216173039.
We assume you are converting between horsepower [metric] and kilowatt.
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.0013596216173039 horsepower [metric], or 0.001 kilowatt.
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Quick conversion chart of horsepower [metric] to kilowatt

1 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 0.7355 kilowatt

5 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 3.67749 kilowatt

10 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 7.35499 kilowatt

20 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 14.70998 kilowatt

30 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 22.06496 kilowatt

40 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 29.41995 kilowatt

50 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 36.77494 kilowatt

75 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 55.16241 kilowatt

100 horsepower [metric] to kilowatt = 73.54988 kilowatt

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.

Definition: Kilowatt

The SI prefix "kilo" represents a factor of
10^{3}, or in exponential notation, 1E3.

So 1 kilowatt = 10^{3} 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).

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