Do you want to from HP to KW or vice versa? With our converter of these power units you will be able to make the calculation immediately. You should know that the horsepower with which this calculator works are mechanics.
You only have to select the type of conversion you want to do (from KW to HP or horsepower to kilowatts), type the amount of power to convert and press the calculate button to obtain the result.
There are different types of horsepower
Not all horsepower is the same and there are three types:
- Hydraulic or mechanical horsepower (HP)are the ones we deal with on this page
- Electric horsepower
- Metric horsepoweryou can see here our KW to hp converter and vice versa.
How to convert from KW to HP
For change from KW to HP (mechanical horsepower) you have to apply the following mathematical formula:
P(HP) = P(KW) / 0,745699872
If you do not need to operate with so many decimals, you can keep the first three or four and you will get a fairly accurate result, although with some error due to rounding.
1 kw to hp
For example, let's look at how many mechanical horsepower equals 1KW power. We apply the above formula with only four decimal places and we have that:
P(HP) = 1 KW / 0.74569 = 1.341 HP
How to convert from horsepower to kilowatts
If what you want is to do the opposite operation, ie, convert from HP to KWthen you have to apply this mathematical formula:
P(KW) = 0,745699872 - P(HP)
Let's see it with a practical example.
1 HP to W
We want to know how many watts equals one horsepower of mechanical force. As we want the result in W instead of KW we will have to multiply by 1000:
P(W) = 0.745699872 - 1 - 1000 = 745,6998 W
KW to HP conversion table
Below is a table of equivalence between kilowatts and HP for you to print or consult whenever you want: