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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.

Use this page to learn how to convert between kilowatts and horsepower.

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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

You can do the reverse unit conversion from horsepower to kW, or enter any two units below:

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).

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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