# Convert KW to HP

Please provide values below to convert kilowatt [kW] to horsepower (metric), or *vice versa*.

**Definition: Kilowatt**

Kilowatt (symbol: kw) is a power unit in the SI (International System of Units). A kilowatt equals to one thousand watt or one thousand joule per second. Kilowatt is typically used to express the output power of engines and the power of electric motors, tools, machines, and heaters.

**Definition: Horsepower (metric)**

Horsepower (symbol: hp) is a unit of measurement of power (the rate at which work is done). The term was adopted in the late 18th century by James Watt to compare the output of steam engines with the power of draft horses. It was later expanded to include the output power of other types. The mechanical horsepower, also known as imperial horsepower, of exactly 550 foot-pounds per second is approximately equivalent to 745.7 watts. The metric horsepower of 75 kgf-m per second is approximately equivalent to 735.5. The boiler horsepower is used for rating steam boilers and is equivalent to 34.5 pounds of water evaporated per hour at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, or 9809.5 watts. One horsepower for rating electric motors is equal to 746 watts.

### Kilowatt to Horsepower (metric) Conversion Table

Kilowatt [kW] | Horsepower (metric) |
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0.01 kW | 0.013596216173039 horsepower (metric) |

0.1 kW | 0.13596216173039 horsepower (metric) |

1 kW | 1.3596216173039 horsepower (metric) |

2 kW | 2.7192432346078 horsepower (metric) |

3 kW | 4.0788648519117 horsepower (metric) |

5 kW | 6.7981080865195 horsepower (metric) |

10 kW | 13.596216173039 horsepower (metric) |

20 kW | 27.192432346078 horsepower (metric) |

50 kW | 67.981080865195 horsepower (metric) |

100 kW | 135.96216173039 horsepower (metric) |

1000 kW | 1359.6216173039 horsepower (metric) |

### How to Convert Kilowatt to Horsepower (metric)

1 kW = 1.3596216173039 horsepower (metric)

1 horsepower (metric) = 0.73549875 kW

**Example:** convert 15 kW to horsepower (metric):

15 kW = 15 × 1.3596216173039 horsepower (metric) = 20.394324259558 horsepower (metric)