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How many kW in 1 horsepower?
The answer is 0.746.
We assume you are converting between kilowatt and horsepower [electric].
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The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.001 kW, or 0.0013404825737265 horsepower.
Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results.
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1 kW to horsepower = 1.34048 horsepower
5 kW to horsepower = 6.70241 horsepower
10 kW to horsepower = 13.40483 horsepower
15 kW to horsepower = 20.10724 horsepower
20 kW to horsepower = 26.80965 horsepower
25 kW to horsepower = 33.51206 horsepower
30 kW to horsepower = 40.21448 horsepower
40 kW to horsepower = 53.6193 horsepower
50 kW to horsepower = 67.02413 horsepower
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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).
The electrical horsepower is used by the electrical industry for electrical machines and is defined to be exactly 746 W (at 100% efficiency).
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