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.

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## 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 horsepower**you 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 KW**then 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:

KW | HP |
---|---|

0.001 | 0.00134102 |

0.01 | 0.0134102 |

0.1 | 0.134102 |

1 | 1.34102 |

2 | 2.68204 |

3 | 4.02306 |

4 | 5.36408 |

5 | 6.7051 |

6 | 8.04612 |

7 | 9.38714 |

8 | 10.72816 |

9 | 12.06918 |

10 | 13.4102 |

20 | 26.8204 |

30 | 40.2306 |

40 | 53.6408 |

50 | 67.051 |

60 | 80.4612 |

70 | 93.8714 |

80 | 107.2816 |

90 | 120.6918 |

100 | 134.102 |

1000 | 1341.02 |

2000 | 2682.04 |

3000 | 4023.06 |

4000 | 5364.08 |

5000 | 6705.1 |

6000 | 8046.12 |

7000 | 9387.14 |

8000 | 10728.16 |

9000 | 12069.18 |

10000 | 13410.2 |

greetings!!!. my name is: antonio ferro i am tsu. i work in the area of aqueducts where they work with different engines and electric pumps, to diesel of different models and different hp. for some time i have been working with the calculations of conversion of this table or calculator and i have been doing well. i thank the owners or those responsible for the data. thanks.

Thank you very much for your message Antonio, it helps us to keep improving.