Horsepower (metric) conversions

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metric horsepower (unit of power), pl. metric horsepower, abbr. hp

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About horsepower (metric)

The metric horsepower is a unit of power equal to 735.49875 watts (1 metric hp = 735.49875 W), the derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI).

The metric horsepower (hp) is also equal to 0.73549875 kilowatts (kW), or 7.3549875 × 10-4 megawatts (MW), or 7.3549875 × 10-7 gigawatts (GW), or 2,509.625907 British thermal units (IT) per hour (BTU/h) or 632.838314 kilocalories (thermochemical) per hour (kcal/h).

The horsepower definition varies as follows:

  • The mechanical horsepower or Imperial horsepower is equal to 0.745699872 kilowatts
  • The electrical horsepower is equal to 0.746 kilowatts
  • The hydraulic horsepower is equal to 0.745699872 kilowatts
  • The metric horsepower is equal to 0.73549875 kilowatts
  • The boiler horsepower or steam horsepower is equal to 9.810657 kilowatts

Symbol: hp

Plural: horsepower (metric)

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