### Horsepower to kilowatts conversion

Calculator and instructions on how to convert between horsepower (hp) and kilowatts (kW). Choose the horsepower unit type, enter the power in horsepower, and then press the Convert button to do the conversion.

**Horsepower**

James Watt created the term “horsepower” in 1859 to match the output of his steam engine to that of horses.

Eventually, horsepower was used as a measure of the power output of piston and turbine engines, as well as electric motors.

Many different types of horsepower exist today, such as mechanical (electrical), metric (boiler), brake (indicated), and boiler (mechanical). The most frequent form of horsepower is mechanical, followed by electric. Most often, mechanical and electric are the two types.

**Mechanical power in the form of horsepower**

The output of engines and motors is often referred to as “mechanical horsepower” in North America. 745.699871582270 Mechanical horsepower is measured in 22 watts.

In the United States, mechanical horsepower is a common and imperial measure of power. Hp (I) stands for mechanical horsepower in engineering; for example, 1 hp is abbreviated as 1 hp (I).

**The electric motor’s horsepower**

The output of electric motors and other electrical gear is often referred to as “electric horsepower” in the United States. One horsepower is exactly 746 watts in the realm of electric power.

**Metric measurements of horse power**

One metric horsepower is the power needed to lift a 75 kilogramme mass at one metre per second using one metric horsepower.

**One metric horsepower is equal to 735.49875 watts in this context.**

Because it is not part of the SI system, the metric horsepower is an unrecognised unit of power (SI). The acronym hp is used to signify horsepower in the metric system (M). PS, CV, hk, pk, Ks, and ch are all other acronyms for horsepower.

**The boiler’s output in horsepower**

Boiler horsepower is a measurement of how much power a boiler needs to generate steam. A boiler horsepower is the amount of power needed to evaporate 34.5 pounds of water in one hour of operation for a single boiler.

Hp(S) is a boiler horsepower abbreviation, therefore 1 hp(S) is equal to one horsepower in a boiler (S).

**When determining a motor’s horsepower, utilise a calculator.**

**Kilowatts**

Power in kilowatts (kW) is the equivalent of 1,000 watts, or the quantity of energy utilised at 1,000 joules per second.

Kilowatts are a multiple of the watt, which is derived from the International System of Units. For those unfamiliar with the metric system, 103 is the prefix for “kilo” (“kilogramme”). A kilowatt is equal to one kilometerwatt (kW), which is an acronym for kilowatts.

To calculate the total horsepower, multiply the amount of horsepower by the duration of time the power is exerted. How many horsepower-hours does a 20-horsepower engine create while it is running for 3 hours? You increase that amount by 3.

To get kilowatt-hours from horsepower-hours, multiply the number of horsepower-hours by 0.7457. In this scenario, 60 watts would be multiplied by 0.7457 to provide 44.742 kilowatt-hours.

Use an online calculator to confirm your solution is accurate. You’ll be able to see the kilowatt-hours used when you enter the desired horsepower and duration into the input areas.

**How do you convert hp to kilowatts in a vehicle? (And vice versa)**

In terms of kilowatts, one mechanic or hydraulic horsepower equals 745.699872 W, which is 0.745699872 W = 0.745699872 kW in terms of hydraulic/mechanical horsepower.

As a result, the following is the formula for converting **hp to kW**: To convert kW to horsepower, multiply P (power) by 0.745699872. (Hp). As an example, you can convert horsepower to kilowatts using the formula 0.745699872.

Kilowatts are the units used to measure electrical power.

746 watts (W) is equivalent to 746 kilowatts (kW), which is equal to one electrical horsepower (E).

Equation P (kW) = 0.746 x P (horsepower) will be used to convert power from **horsepower to kW**(hp)

Metric horsepower is comparable to 0.73549875 W, whereas a kilowatt is equal to 0.73549875 W, making 1 hp (M) = 735.49875 W = 0.73549875 kW.

Thus, the formula to **convert hp to kW** is P (kW) = 0.73549875 x P (hp) (hp)

**Summary title: Understanding of hp to kW in detail**

**Summary: **

At this point, you may be a bit lost. Kilowatt-hours (kWh) are used to quantify how much energy has been used in an hour. Since power and energy are not interchangeable, this isn’t the same as calculating how many **hp to kW **you consume in an hour since they are not the same. The kilowatt-hour is an alternative unit of measurement that indicates the amount of time or energy needed to use one kilowatt of electricity.