How many horsepower [water] in 1 horsepower [metric]?
The answer is 0.98586643129149.
We assume you are converting between horsepower [water] and horsepower [metric].
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.0013404053117582 horsepower [water], or 0.0013596216173039 horsepower [metric].
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Quick conversion chart of horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric]

1 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 1.01434 horsepower [metric]

5 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 5.07168 horsepower [metric]

10 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 10.14336 horsepower [metric]

15 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 15.21504 horsepower [metric]

20 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 20.28672 horsepower [metric]

25 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 25.3584 horsepower [metric]

30 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 30.43009 horsepower [metric]

40 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 40.57345 horsepower [metric]

50 horsepower [water] to horsepower [metric] = 50.71681 horsepower [metric]

unit of power equal to roughly 550 foot-pounds of work per second

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.

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