Kilowatt Hours To Kilocalories Conversion


1 kWh = 859.84522785899 kcal

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How to convert kilowatt hours to kilocalories (kWh to kcal)

The formula for converting kilowatt hours to kilocalories is: kcal = kWh × 859.84522785899. To calculate the kilowatt hour value in kilocalories first substitute the kilowatt hour value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilowatt hour in kilocalories we follow these steps:

kcal = kWh × 859.84522785899

kcal = 1 × 859.84522785899

kcal = 859.84522785899

In other words, 1 kilowatt hour is equal to 859.84522785899 kilocalories.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 5 kilowatt hours to kilocalories is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: kcal = kWh × 859.84522785899
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 5 for kWh so the formula becomes: kcal = 5 × 859.84522785899
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 5 × 859.84522785899 = 4299.22613929495 kcal

In summary, 5 kilowatt hours is equal to 4299.22613929495 kilocalories.

Converting kilocalories to kilowatt hours

In order to convert the other way around i.e. kilocalories to kilowatt hours, you would use the following formula: kWh = kcal × 0.0011622222. To convert kilocalories to kilowatt hours first substitute the kilocalorie value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilocalorie in kilowatt hours we follow these steps:

kWh = kcal × 0.0011622222

kWh = 1 × 0.0011622222

kWh = 0.0011622222

Or in other words, 1 kilocalorie is equal to 0.0011622222 kilowatt hours.

Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Kilowatt Hour?

A kilowatt-hour (kWh) is a unit of energy commonly used for measuring electricity consumption. It represents one kilowatt (kW) of power used continuously for one hour. In other words, it is a measure of energy equivalent to 1,000 watt-hours or 3.6 million joules.
Mathematically, 1 kilowatt-hour is equal to: 1 kWh = 1 kilowatt × 1 hour = 1,000 watts × 1 hour.
Kilowatt-hours are the standard billing units used by electric utilities for measuring the amount of energy consumed by residential, commercial, and industrial customers over time. For example, if you use a 1,000-watt (or 1 kilowatt) appliance for one hour, you will have consumed 1 kilowatt-hour of electricity. Utility bills often display the total energy consumption in kilowatt-hours, and consumers are charged based on the number of kilowatt-hours they use.

What is a Kilocalorie?

A kilocalorie (kcal), commonly referred to as a Calorie with an uppercase "C," is a unit of energy used in the field of nutrition and dietary measurement. It represents the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. In scientific terms, 1 kilocalorie is equal to 1,000 calories (lowercase "c"), which are the smaller units used in physics.
In the context of nutrition, the energy content of food and beverages is often measured in kilocalories. For example, if a food item contains 100 kilocalories, it means consuming that food provides the body with 100,000 calories of energy. Kilocalories are widely used on food labels and dietary recommendations to indicate the energy content of various foods and drinks.

Kilowatt Hours To Kilocalories Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common kilowatt hours to kilocalories conversion values.

Kilowatt Hour (kWh)Kilocalorie (kcal)
1 kWh859.84522785899 kcal
2 kWh1719.69045571798 kcal
3 kWh2579.53568357697 kcal
4 kWh3439.38091143596 kcal
5 kWh4299.22613929495 kcal
6 kWh5159.07136715394 kcal
7 kWh6018.91659501293 kcal
8 kWh6878.76182287192 kcal
9 kWh7738.60705073091 kcal
10 kWh8598.4522785899 kcal
11 kWh9458.29750644889 kcal
12 kWh10318.14273430788 kcal
13 kWh11177.98796216687 kcal

Other Common Kilowatt Hour Conversions

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

1 kilowatt hour in ergs36000000000000 erg
1 kilowatt hour in joules3600000 J
1 kilowatt hour in kilojoules3600 kJ
1 kilowatt hour in megajoules3.6 MJ
1 kilowatt hour in gigajoules0.0036 GJ
1 kilowatt hour in calories859845.22785899 cal
1 kilowatt hour in watt hours1000 Wh
1 kilowatt hour in megawatt hours0.001 MWh
1 kilowatt hour in watt seconds3600000 Ws
1 kilowatt hour in btus3414.4259497 Btu
1 kilowatt hour in therms0.034144259497 thm