Full name: horsepower [metric]
Plural form: horsepower
Category type: power
Scale factor: 735.49875
The SI derived unit for power is the watt.
1 watt is equal to 0.0013596216173039 HP.
Valid units must be of the power type.
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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.