### Kilowatt to Horsepower Conversion

##### Kilowatt to Horsepower - Power - Conversion

##### 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.

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