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How to convert kilowatts to watts (kW to W)
The formula for converting kilowatts to watts is: W = kW × 1000. To calculate the kilowatt value in watts first substitute the kilowatt value into the preceding formula, and then perform the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilowatt in watts we follow these steps:
W = kW × 1000
W = 1 × 1000
W = 1000
In other words, 1 kilowatt is equal to 1000 watts.
Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 5 kilowatts to watts is:
- Understand the conversion formula: W = kW × 1000
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 5 for kW so the formula becomes: W = 5 × 1000
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 5 × 1000 = 5000 W
In summary, 5 kilowatts is equal to 5000 watts.
Converting watts to kilowatts
In order to convert the other way around i.e. watts to kilowatts, you would use the following formula: kW = W × 0.001. To convert watts to kilowatts first substitute the watt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 watt in kilowatts we follow these steps:
kW = W × 0.001
k1 = W × 0.001
kW = 0.001
Or in other words, 1 watt is equal to 0.001 kilowatts.
Conversion Unit Definitions
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Kilowatts To Watts Conversion Table
Below is a lookup table showing common kilowatts to watts conversion values.
|Kilowatt (kW)||Watt (W)|
|1 kW||1000 W|
|2 kW||2000 W|
|3 kW||3000 W|
|4 kW||4000 W|
|5 kW||5000 W|
|6 kW||6000 W|
|7 kW||7000 W|
|8 kW||8000 W|
|9 kW||9000 W|
|10 kW||10000 W|
|11 kW||11000 W|
|12 kW||12000 W|
|13 kW||13000 W|
Other Common Kilowatt Conversions
Below is a table of common conversions from kilowatts to other power units.
|1 kilowatt in milliwatts||1000000 mW|
|1 kilowatt in megawatts||0.001 MW|
|1 kilowatt in gigawatts||0.000001 GW|
|1 kilowatt in BTU/hr||3412.141635133076 BTU/hr|