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6 HP to kW

Welcome to 6 hp to kW, our post covering the conversion of 6 horsepower to kilowatts.

6 horsepower usually mean 6 mechanical hp or 6 metric hp, used, for example, to describe the power of cars in the US (converter default), respectively Europe.

However, it could also mean 6 electric hp or 6 boiler hp.

What’s more is that in case of electric horsepower the equivalent of 6 hp in kilowatts in the US slightly differs from the result of the conversion in Europe.



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Read on to learn how to convert the work over time, taking into account the following short forms:
  • 6 mechanical hp, aka 6 imperial hp, are denoted as 6 hp(I)
  • 6 metric hp in short form is 6 hp(M)
  • 6 electric hp in the US are abbreviated as 6 hp(E) US
  • 6 electric hp in Europe in shortened form is 6 hp(E) Europe
  • 6 boiler hp in symbols are either 6 hp(S), or 6 bhp

6 horsepower in the context of US cars mean mechanical horsepower, hp(I), whereas 6 horsepower in the context of automobiles in Europe mean metric horsepower, hp(M).

6 HP to kW 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] = [6] × 0.74569987158227022 = 4.47 kW
  • hp(M): [kW] = [6] × 0.73549875 = 4.41 kW
  • hp(E) US: [kW] = [6] × 0.746 = 4.48 kW
  • hp(E) Europe: [kW] = [6] × 0.735 = 4.41 kW
  • hp(S): [kW] = [6] × 9.810657 = 58.86 kW

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In the next part of our post you can learn about the conversion of 6 hp to watts.

6 Horsepower to Kilowatts

Reading so far, you already know how to change 6 horsepower to kilowatt for all definitions and types of hp. But what about 6 hp to watts?

A kilowatt is a multiple of the unit of power watt. One kilowatt is 103 watts (W).

Thus, to convert 6 hp to watts use the formulas or our converter, and then multiply the result by 1000.

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6 HP to kW Summary

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6 hp =

  • 4.47 kW for mechanical hp
  • 4.41 kW for metric hp
  • 4.48 kW for electric hp US
  • 4.41 kW for electric hp Europe
  • 58.86 kW for boiler hp

Except for boiler hp, you may use the approximation kW = 3/4 × 6 hp.

This rule of thumb is often accurate enough.

And for 6 air or hydraulic horsepower, use hp(I).

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