# Convert horsepower (metric) to kilowatt

## What is a horsepower (metric)?

James Watt was the first to introduce the concept of horsepower in 1789. His goal was to prove the fact that it is better to utilize steam engines rather than horses for various tasks. He concluded that one horse spends a huge amount of energy to pull some heavy objects. Thus, the scientist determined that a load weighing 75 kg could be pulled by one horse at a speed of 1 m/sec. That was exactly a metric horsepower.

The conversion of such Horsepowers into watts gives nearly 735. Talking about the power of modern cars, it is most often measured in kilowatts, so 1 horsepower corresponds to 0.74 kW.

The physicist tried to convince the mine management to replace horsepower with steam engines. Therefore, he measured the work performed by horses per working day and then compared it with his invention. It turned out that the second option was much more profitable and could replace several horses at once. Still, a metric horsepower is still common for power evaluation.

## What is a kilowatt?

Watts were introduced in general practice at the end of the XIC century and replaced the horsepower that was utilized for the same purpose. Nowadays, this metric is the basic for the evaluation of mechanical, electrical and thermal power and corresponds to the work of 1 Joule performed during one second.

As modern devices are often large and quite productive, they have a very large amount of power, for which 8-digit and sometimes 10-digit numbers are needed. To make the designations and calculations more convenient, different derived quantities were introduced, for instance, kilowatts (kW).

One kilowatt corresponds to 1000 watts. Numerous devices are labelled with Kilowatts as a more common option. In order to transform the given number into usual watts, one needs just to multiply by 1000.

Hectowatts and terawatts are also utilized to denote large quantities. For the smaller options, microWatt, nanoWatt, picoWatt are used.

## How to Convert horsepower (metric) to kilowatt

Converting horsepower (metric) to kilowatt involves understanding the relationship between these two power units. Here's how you can Convert hp to kw:

1. Understand the Units: Metric horsepower (hp) and kilowatts (kW) are both power units, with 1 metric horsepower approximately equal to 0.7355 kilowatts.
2. Operate the Instructions: The instructions to transform metric horsepower to kilowatts are kW = hp × 0.7355.
3. Complete the hp to kW Calculation: Multiply the power value in metric horsepower by 0.7355 to obtain the comparable power in kilowatts.
4. For illustration, if an engine has a power outcome of 150 metric horsepower, you might figure it in kilowatts: kW = 150 hp × 0.7355 ≈ 110.325 kW.

So, 150 metric horsepower is about similar to 110.325 kl. This modification constantly compares or expresses power ratings in automotive and engineering contexts.

1 horsepower (metric)
=
0.7355 kW
1 kW
=
1.3596 horsepower (metric)
Example: convert 15 horsepower (metric) to kW:
15 horsepower (metric)
=
15
x
0.7355 kW
=
11.032 kW

## How many horsepower (metric) to kilowatt

Metric horsepower and kilowatts are power elements, but metric horsepower is typically utilized in some territories, while kilowatts are utilized globally. For illustration, a car engine with 100 metric horsepower = 73.55 kW. This transformation is necessary in miscellaneous applications, particularly in automotive engineering.

horsepower (metric)
kilowatt (kW)
0.01 horsepower (metric)0.007354988 kW
0.1 horsepower (metric)0.073549875 kW
1 horsepower (metric)0.73549875 kW
2 horsepower (metric)1.4709975 kW
3 horsepower (metric)2.20649625 kW
5 horsepower (metric)3.67749375 kW
10 horsepower (metric)7.3549875 kW
20 horsepower (metric)14.709975 kW
50 horsepower (metric)36.7749375 kW
100 horsepower (metric)73.549875 kW
1000 horsepower (metric)735.49875 kW

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