# Electric Horsepower To Watts Conversion

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## How to convert electric horsepower to watts (ehp to W)

The formula for converting electric horsepower to watts is: W = ehp × 746. To calculate the electric horsepower value in watts first substitute the electric horsepower value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 electric horsepower in watts we follow these steps:

W = ehp × 746

W = 1 × 746

W = 746

In other words, 1 electric horsepower is equal to 746 watts.

## Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 2 electric horsepower to watts is:

1. Understand the conversion formula: W = ehp × 746
2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 2 for ehp so the formula becomes: W = 2 × 746
3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 2 × 746 = 1492 W

In summary, 2 electric horsepower is equal to 1492 watts.

## Converting watts to electric horsepower

In order to convert the other way around i.e. watts to electric horsepower, you would use the following formula: ehp = W × 0.001340482574. To convert watts to electric horsepower first substitute the watt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 watt in electric horsepower we follow these steps:

ehp = W × 0.001340482574

ehp = 1 × 0.001340482574

ehp = 0.001340482574

Or in other words, 1 watt is equal to 0.001340482574 electric horsepower.

## Conversion Unit Definitions

### What is a Electric Horsepower?

Electric horsepower (ehp) is a unit of power that specifically refers to the power output of an electric motor. It measures the rate at which electrical energy is converted into mechanical work or power. Electric horsepower is defined as 746 watts, which is equivalent to one mechanical horsepower (hp).
To provide an example of electric horsepower, let's consider an electric motor with a power rating of 10 electric horsepower. This means that the motor is capable of converting electrical energy at a rate equivalent to 10 electric horsepower or 7.46 kilowatts (since 1 electric horsepower is equal to 746 watts).
For instance, imagine an industrial machine powered by the aforementioned 10 electric horsepower motor. The motor's power output determines the machine's ability to perform tasks, such as driving conveyor belts, operating pumps, or rotating equipment.
It's worth noting that the power output of an electric motor may not be equal to its power input due to various factors, including motor efficiency and losses. However, the electric horsepower rating provides a standardized measure to compare the power output capabilities of electric motors.
Electric horsepower is commonly used in various industries, including manufacturing, transportation (electric vehicles), and agriculture, where electric motors play a crucial role in powering machinery and equipment.
In summary, electric horsepower (ehp) is a unit of power that specifically refers to the power output of an electric motor. It represents the rate at which electrical energy is converted into mechanical work. The example of a 10 electric horsepower motor illustrates how electric horsepower is used to quantify the power output of electric motors in various applications.

### What is a Watt?

A watt (W) is a unit of power that measures the rate at which energy is transferred, used, or produced. It represents the amount of energy consumed or generated per unit of time. Here's an example to help illustrate the concept of a watt:
Consider a light bulb with a power rating of 60 watts. This means that the light bulb consumes or emits energy at a rate of 60 joules per second. In simpler terms, it indicates that the light bulb uses 60 watts of power to produce light.
If you were to leave this light bulb turned on for one hour, it would consume a total of 60 watts multiplied by 3600 seconds (the number of seconds in an hour), which equals 216,000 joules or 216 kilojoules of energy. This demonstrates how power consumption, measured in watts, can be related to the total energy usage over a specific time period.
The watt is a fundamental unit of power in the International System of Units (SI) and is widely used in various applications. It provides a common basis for measuring and comparing the power ratings of electrical appliances, devices, machinery, and systems.
In practical terms, wattage is commonly seen on electrical appliances, such as laptops, refrigerators, air conditioners, and electric motors. It helps consumers understand the power requirements or capabilities of these devices and allows for efficient energy management and comparison between different options.
In summary, a watt is a unit of power that represents the rate at which energy is transferred or used. It is denoted by the symbol W. The example of a 60-watt light bulb demonstrates how wattage can be used to quantify power consumption or generation in various electrical devices or systems.

## Electric Horsepower To Watts Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common electric horsepower to watts conversion values.

Electric Horsepower (ehp)Watt (W)
1 ehp746 W
2 ehp1492 W
3 ehp2238 W
4 ehp2984 W
5 ehp3730 W
6 ehp4476 W
7 ehp5222 W
8 ehp5968 W
9 ehp6714 W
10 ehp7460 W
11 ehp8206 W
12 ehp8952 W
13 ehp9698 W