Horsepower (electric) conversions

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

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About horsepower (electric)

The electrical horsepower is a unit of power equal to 746 watts (1 electrical hp = 746 W), the derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI).

The electrical horsepower (hp) is also equal to 0.746 kilowatts (kW), or 7.46 × 10-4 megawatts (MW), or 7.46 × 10-7 gigawatts (GW), or 2,545.4576598 British thermal units (IT) per hour (BTU/h), or 641.873806 kilocalories (thermochemical) per hour (kcal/h) or 1.014 horsepower (metric) (hp).

The horsepower definition varies as follows:

  • The mechanical horsepower (hp) or Imperial horsepower (hp) is equal to 745.699872 watts (W)
  • The electrical horsepower (hp) is equal to 746 watts (W)
  • The hydraulic horsepower (hp) is equal to 745.699872 watts (W)
  • The metric horsepower (hp) is equal to 735.49875 watts (W)
  • The boiler horsepower (hp) or steam horsepower (hp) is equal to 9,810.657 watts (W)

The electrical horsepower is used for rating electric motors.

Symbol: hp

Plural: horsepower (electric)

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