›› Convert kilowatt to horsepower [electric]


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How many kW in 1 hp? 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 hp.
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›› Quick conversion chart of kW to hp

1 kW to hp = 1.34048 hp

5 kW to hp = 6.70241 hp

10 kW to hp = 13.40483 hp

15 kW to hp = 20.10724 hp

20 kW to hp = 26.80965 hp

25 kW to hp = 33.51206 hp

30 kW to hp = 40.21448 hp

40 kW to hp = 53.6193 hp

50 kW to hp = 67.02413 hp

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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 VA).

›› Definition: Horsepower

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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