Watt Hours To Btus Conversion


1 Wh = 3.4144259497 Btu

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How to convert watt hours to btus (Wh to Btu)

The formula for converting watt hours to btus is: Btu = Wh × 3.4144259497. To calculate the watt hour value in btus first substitute the watt hour value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 watt hour in btus we follow these steps:

Btu = Wh × 3.4144259497

Btu = 1 × 3.4144259497

Btu = 3.4144259497

In other words, 1 watt hour is equal to 3.4144259497 btus.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 2 watt hours to btus is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: Btu = Wh × 3.4144259497
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 2 for Wh so the formula becomes: Btu = 2 × 3.4144259497
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 2 × 3.4144259497 = 6.8288518994 Btu

In summary, 2 watt hours is equal to 6.8288518994 btus.

Converting btus to watt hours

In order to convert the other way around i.e. btus to watt hours, you would use the following formula: Wh = Btu × 0.29329722222222. To convert btus to watt hours first substitute the btu value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 btu in watt hours we follow these steps:

Wh = Btu × 0.29329722222222

Wh = 1 × 0.29329722222222

Wh = 0.29329722222222

Or in other words, 1 btu is equal to 0.29329722222222 watt hours.

Conversion Unit Definitions

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.

What is a Btu?

BTU, or British Thermal Unit, is a unit of heat energy commonly used in the United States and some other countries. One BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit at a constant pressure.
In SI units, one BTU is approximately equal to 1,055 joules. It is often used in the context of heating, air conditioning, and energy-related applications, especially in the United States. For example, the heating or cooling capacity of air conditioning systems, as well as the energy content of fuels such as natural gas, is often expressed in BTUs.
For comparison, 1 BTU is roughly equivalent to the energy released by burning a match. In practical terms, it's a relatively small unit of energy, but it's useful for everyday applications involving heating or cooling.

Watt Hours To Btus Conversion Table

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

Watt Hour (Wh)British Thermal Unit (Btu)
1 Wh3.4144259497 Btu
2 Wh6.8288518994 Btu
3 Wh10.2432778491 Btu
4 Wh13.6577037988 Btu
5 Wh17.0721297485 Btu
6 Wh20.4865556982 Btu
7 Wh23.9009816479 Btu
8 Wh27.3154075976 Btu
9 Wh30.7298335473 Btu
10 Wh34.144259497 Btu
11 Wh37.5586854467 Btu
12 Wh40.9731113964 Btu
13 Wh44.3875373461 Btu

Other Common Watt Hour Conversions

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

1 watt hour in joules3600 J
1 watt hour in kilojoules3.6 kJ
1 watt hour in megajoules0.0036 MJ
1 watt hour in calories859.84522785899 cal
1 watt hour in kilowatt hours0.001 kWh
1 watt hour in megawatt hours0.000001 MWh
1 watt hour in watt seconds3600 Ws
1 watt hour in therms0.000034144259497 thm