The poncelet conversion selector above selects the power measurement unit to convert to starting from poncelet (p). To make a conversion starting from a unit of power other than poncelet, simply click on the "Reset" button.
The poncelet is a unit of power equal to 980.665 watts (1 p = 980.665 W), the derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI).
The poncelet (p) is also equal to 0.980665 kilowatts (kW), or 9.80665 × 10-4 megawatts (MW), or 9.80665 × 10-7 gigawatts (GW), or 3,346.1678766 British thermal units (IT) per hour (BTU/h) or 843.784418 kilocalories (thermochemical) per hour (kcal/h).
The poncelet is the power needed to raise 100 kilograms of mass at a rate of one meter per second:
1 p = 100 kgf × 1 m/s
The poncelet unit was used in France; nowadays it has been replaced by the metric horsepower (hp) or "cheval vapeur" (cv).