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5 HP to kW

Welcome to 5 hp to kW, our post covering the conversion of 5 horsepower to kilowatts. 5 horsepower usually mean 5 mechanical hp or 5 metric hp, used, for example, to describe the power of cars in the US (converter default), respectively Europe. However, it could also mean 5 electric hp or 5 boiler hp. What’s more is that in case of electric horsepower the equivalent of 5 hp in kW in the US slightly differs from the result of the conversion in Europe.



This Horsepower ⇄ Kilowatts Converter is Really Cool! Click To TweetNote that you may overwrite 5 hp with another value, then make your choice in the drop-down menu, or proceed with the preselect unit hp(I) explained right below. Read on to learn how to convert the work over time, taking into account the following short forms:
  1. 5 mechanical hp, aka 5 imperial hp, are denoted as 5 hp(I)
  2. 5 metric hp in short form is 5 hp(M)
  3. 5 electric hp in the US are abbreviated as 5 hp(E) US
  4. 5 electric hp in Europe in shortened form is 5 hp(E) Europe
  5. 5 boiler hp in symbols are either 5 hp(S), or 5 bhp

5 horsepower in the context of US cars mean mechanical horsepower, hp(I), whereas 5 horsepower in the context of automobiles in Europe mean metric horsepower, hp(M).

Conversion and Formulas

Here we use the formulas explained on our home page to obtain the following results which are rounded to two decimals:

  • hp(I): [kW] = [5] × 0.74569987158227022 = 3.73 kW
  • hp(M): [kW] = [5] × 0.73549875 = 3.68 kW
  • hp(E) US: [kW] = [5] × 0.746 = 3.73 kW
  • hp(E) Europe: [kW] = [5] × 0.735 = 3.68 kW
  • hp(S): [kW] = [5] × 9.810657 = 49.05 kW

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5 Horsepower to Kilowatts

Reading so far, you already know how to change 5 horsepower to kilowatt for all definitions and types of hp. But what about 5 hp to watts?

A kilowatt is a multiple of the unit of power watt. One kilowatt is 103 watts (W). Thus, to convert 5 hp to watts use the formulas or our converter, and then multiply the result by 1000.

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5 hp in kW =

  • 3.73 kW for mechanical hp
  • 3.68 kW for metric hp
  • 3.73 kW for electric hp US
  • 3.68 kW for electric hp Europe
  • 49.05 kW for boiler hp

Except for boiler hp, you may use the approximation kW = 3/4 × 5 hp. This rule of thumb is often accurate enough. And for 5 air or hydraulic horsepower, use hp(I).

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