# Kilowatt to Horsepower Conversion

## Kilowatt to Horsepower Conversion - Convert Kilowatt to Horsepower (kW to hp)

### You are currently converting Power units from Kilowatt to Horsepower

1 Kilowatt (kW)

=

1.35962 Horsepower (hp)

Kilowatt : The kilowatt is a unit of power which is a multiple of the unit watt. It equals to one thousand watts. The unit kilowatt is commonly used to express the electromagnetic power output of broadcast radio and television transmitters. One kilowatt of power approximately equals 1.34 horsepower. The unit symbol for kilowatt is kW.

Horsepower : The horsepower (symbol: hp) is the name of several units of measurement of power, the rate at which work is done. A metric horsepower is defined as the power to raise a mass of 75kilograms against the earth's gravitational force over a distance of one meter in one second. One horsepower (metric) is equal to 735.5 W. In additional, the horsepower used for electrical machines is defined as exactly 746 W.

### Power Conversion Calculator

1 Kilowatt = 1.35962 Horsepower (metric)

### How to convert Kilowatt to Horsepower ?

1 kilowatt (kW) is equal to 1.35962 horsepower (hp).

1kW = 1.35962hp

The power P in horsepower (hp) is equal to the power P in kilowatt (kW) times 1.35962, that conversion formula:

P(hp) = P(kW) × 1.35962

#### How many Horsepower in a Kilowatt?

One Kilowatt is equal to 1.35962 Horsepower:

1kW = 1kW × 1.35962 = 1.35962hp

#### How many Kilowatt in a Horsepower (metric)?

One Horsepower (metric) is equal to 0.7355 Kilowatt:

1hp = 1hp × 0.7355 = 0.7355kW

#### How to Convert 5 Kilowatt to Horsepower?

P(hp) = 5(kW) × 1.35962 = 6.7981hp