# Convert HP to KW

Please provide values below to convert horsepower (metric) to kilowatt [kW], or *vice versa*.

**Definition: Horsepower (metric)**

Horsepower (symbol: hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done). The term was adopted in the late 18th century by James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. It was later expanded to include the output power of other types. The mechanical horsepower, also known as imperial horsepower, of exactly 550 foot-pounds per second is approximately equivalent to 745.7 watts. The metric horsepower of 75 kgf-m per second is approximately equivalent to 735.5. The boiler horsepower is used for rating steam boilers and is equivalent to 34.5 pounds of water evaporated per hour at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 9809.5 watts. One horsepower for rating electric motors is equal to 746 watts.

**Definition: Kilowatt**

Kilowatt (symbol: kw) is a power unit in the SI (International System of Units). A kilowatt equals to one thousand watt or one thousand joule per second. Kilowatt is typically used to express the output power of engines and the power of electric motors, tools, machines, and heaters.

### Horsepower (metric) to Kilowatt Conversion Table

Horsepower (metric) | Kilowatt [kW] |
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0.01 horsepower (metric) | 0.0073549875 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 |

### How to Convert Horsepower (metric) to Kilowatt

1 horsepower (metric) = 0.73549875 kW

1 kW = 1.3596216173039 horsepower (metric)

**Example:** convert 15 horsepower (metric) to kW:

15 horsepower (metric) = 15 × 0.73549875 kW = 11.03248125 kW