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Welcome to 1 kW to hp, the conversion of 1 kilowatts to horsepower. Here we show you how to change the power to mechanical hp, metric hp, electric hp and boiler hp. For these units we use the symbols hp(I), hp(M), hp(E), and hp(S), respectively. 1 kW in hp(E) is not exactly the same in the US and Europe. That’s why you can find two conversions to electric hp below. Observe that the result of 1 kW to boiler hp can be expressed as either bhp or hp(S).
Cars in the US have their power described in mechanical hp, aka imperial hp (converter default). In Europe, metric hp are mainly used for the same purpose.
Conversion and Formulas
Here we employ the formulas found in our article kW to hp; the results below are rounded to two decimal places:
- [hp(I)] =  × 1.3410220896 = 1.34 hp
- [hp(M)] =  × 1.3596216173 = 1.36 hp
- [hp(E) US] =  × 1.3404825737 = 1.34 hp
- [hp(E) Europe] =  × 1.3605442177 = 1.36 hp
- [hp(S)] =  × 0.1019299727 = 0.1 hp
Instead of employing a calculator, the use of our power converter above is recommended.
Here you can find everything related to 1 hp to kW. BTW: In the last part of our article you can find a useful approximation.
1 Kilowatt to Horsepower
Taking into account our information above, you know that the conversion of 1 kilowatt to horsepower depends on the type and geo of the legacy unit of measurement for power.
If you are in doubt which unit to choose to change 1 kW into hp for cars, for example, then you may use either, hp(I) or hp(M) as rough calculation, because the difference is ~ 1.5%.
The same applies to 1 kW to electric hp: you may use any of the two, hp(E) US or hp(E) Europe, as a rule of thumb, because the difference in percentage is relatively small.
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- How many mechanical hp in one kW?
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1 kW in hp =
- 1.34 kW for mechanical hp
- 1.36 kW for metric hp
- 1.34 kW for electric hp US
- 1.36 kW for electric hp Europe
- 0.1 kW for boiler hp
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