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The poundal conversion selector on this page selects the force measurement unit to convert to starting from poundals (pdl). To make a conversion starting from a unit of force other than poundal, simply click on the "Reset" button.

What is poundal?

The poundal is a unit of force in the foot-pound-second system of units equal to 0.138254954 newtons (1 pdl = 0.138254954 N), the SI derived unit of force. It is also equal to 138,254.954 micronewtons (μN), or 138.254954 millinewtons (mN), 13.8254954 centinewtons (cN), or 0.0138254954 decanewtons (daN) or 1.38254954x10-4 kilonewtons (kN), which are units of force in the SI.

The poundal represents the amount of force needed to accelerate a mass of one pound to one foot per second squared (1 pdl = 1 lb × ft/s2).

Note:
The SI is an abbreviation for the International System of Units.

Symbol:

pdl

Plural:

poundals