Kilojoules To Watt Hours Conversion

kJ

1 kJ = 0.27777777777778 Wh

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How to convert kilojoules to watt hours (kJ to Wh)

The formula for converting kilojoules to watt hours is: Wh = kJ × 0.27777777777778. To calculate the kilojoule value in watt hours first substitute the kilojoule value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilojoule in watt hours we follow these steps:

Wh = kJ × 0.27777777777778

Wh = 1 × 0.27777777777778

Wh = 0.27777777777778

In other words, 1 kilojoule is equal to 0.27777777777778 watt hours.


Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 6 kilojoules to watt hours is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: Wh = kJ × 0.27777777777778
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 6 for kJ so the formula becomes: Wh = 6 × 0.27777777777778
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 6 × 0.27777777777778 = 1.66666666666668 Wh

In summary, 6 kilojoules is equal to 1.66666666666668 watt hours.


Converting watt hours to kilojoules

In order to convert the other way around i.e. watt hours to kilojoules, you would use the following formula: kJ = Wh × 3.6. To convert watt hours to kilojoules first substitute the watt hour value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 watt hour in kilojoules we follow these steps:

kJ = Wh × 3.6

kJ = 1 × 3.6

kJ = 3.6

Or in other words, 1 watt hour is equal to 3.6 kilojoules.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Kilojoule?

A kilojoule (kJ) is a metric unit of energy in the International System of Units (SI). One kilojoule is equal to 1,000 joules. It is commonly used in nutrition and chemistry to express the energy content of foods and the energy released or absorbed in chemical reactions.
In the context of nutrition, kilojoules are often used to measure the energy value of foods and beverages. The energy we obtain from the food we eat is usually expressed in kilojoules or kilocalories (commonly referred to as calories). One kilocalorie is approximately equal to 4.184 kilojoules.
In chemical reactions, especially in the field of thermodynamics, energy changes are frequently measured in joules or kilojoules. The prefix "kilo-" denotes a factor of 1,000, so 1 kilojoule is equivalent to 1,000 joules.

What is a Watt Hour?

A watt-hour (Wh) is a unit of energy commonly used in the context of electricity consumption and production. It represents the amount of energy consumed or produced by a one-watt electrical device operating for one hour.
Mathematically, 1 watt-hour is equal to the energy used by a one-watt device over a period of one hour. It can also be expressed as: 1 Wh = 1 watt × 1 hour.
Watt-hours are used to measure the total energy usage of appliances, buildings, or entire power grids over a specific period of time. For example, if a 100-watt light bulb is turned on for 10 hours, it consumes 1,000 watt-hours or 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity (since 1 kWh = 1,000 Wh).
Watt-hours are widely used by utility companies to measure and bill for electricity consumption by households and businesses.

Kilojoules To Watt Hours Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common kilojoules to watt hours conversion values.

Kilojoule (kJ)Watt Hour (Wh)
1 kJ0.27777777777778 Wh
2 kJ0.55555555555556 Wh
3 kJ0.83333333333334 Wh
4 kJ1.11111111111112 Wh
5 kJ1.3888888888889 Wh
6 kJ1.66666666666668 Wh
7 kJ1.94444444444446 Wh
8 kJ2.22222222222224 Wh
9 kJ2.50000000000002 Wh
10 kJ2.7777777777778 Wh
11 kJ3.05555555555558 Wh
12 kJ3.33333333333336 Wh
13 kJ3.61111111111114 Wh

Other Common Kilojoule Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from kilojoules to other energy units.

ConversionResult
1 kilojoule in joules1000 J
1 kilojoule in megajoules0.001 MJ
1 kilojoule in gigajoules0.000001 GJ
1 kilojoule in calories238.8458966275 cal
1 kilojoule in kilocalories0.2388458966275 kcal
1 kilojoule in kilowatt hours0.00027777777777778 kWh
1 kilojoule in watt seconds1000 Ws
1 kilojoule in electron volts6241509074461000000000 eV
1 kilojoule in mega electron volts6241509074461000 MeV