# kW to HP converter | Kilowatts to Horsepower converter

Here is a simple kW to HP converter and steps to unit conversion. Kilowatt and horsepower are units of power. Power is nothing but the energy converted per second. Power is a scalar quantity. The SI unit for power is watts. Horsepower is also a unit of power that is basically used to refer to the power output of engines and electric motors. One horsepower is approximately equal to 746 watts. Here is a simple calculator that can help you calculate horsepower from watts or kilowatts.

Enter the value in kilowatt or watts, select the input unit and click on the convert button:

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## How to convert kilowatts to horsepower?

### Kilowatts to Mechanic / Hydraulic horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.341 mechanic or hydraulic horsepower.
1 kW = 1.341 HPmech

1 watt = 0.01341 HPmech

### Kilowatts to Electrical horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.341 electrical horsepower.
1 kW = 1.34 HPelectrical

1 watt = 0.0134 HPelectrical

### Kilowatts to Metric horsepower

One kilowatt is equal to 1.356 metric horsepower.
1 kW = 1.3596 HPelectrical

1 watt = 0.0136 Hppelectrical

## Convert 280 kW to HP:

280kW = 280 x 1.341 = 375.48 HPmech

280kW = 280 x 1.34 = 375.2 Hpmech

280kW = 280 x 1.3596 = 380.69 HPmech

## Kilowatts to HP conversion table

The following are few standard kW to HP conversions

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