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How to convert watts to kilowatts (W to kW)
The formula for converting watts to kilowatts is: kW = W × 0.001. To calculate the watt value in kilowatts first substitute the watt value into the preceding formula, and then perform 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
In other words, 1 watt is equal to 0.001 kilowatts.
Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 6 watts to kilowatts is:
- Understand the conversion formula: kW = W × 0.001
- Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 6 for W so the formula becomes: k6 = W × 0.001
- Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 6 × 0.001 = 0.006 kW
In summary, 6 watts is equal to 0.006 kilowatts.
Converting kilowatts to watts
In order to convert the other way around i.e. kilowatts to watts, you would use the following formula: W = kW × 1000. To convert kilowatts to watts first substitute the kilowatt value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 kilowatt in watts we follow these steps:
W = kW × 1000
W = 1 × 1000
W = 1000
Or in other words, 1 kilowatt is equal to 1000 watts.
Conversion Unit Definitions
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Watts To Kilowatts Conversion Table
Below is a lookup table showing common watts to kilowatts conversion values.
|Watt (W)||Kilowatt (kW)|
|1 W||0.001 kW|
|2 W||0.002 kW|
|3 W||0.003 kW|
|4 W||0.004 kW|
|5 W||0.005 kW|
|6 W||0.006 kW|
|7 W||0.007 kW|
|8 W||0.008 kW|
|9 W||0.009 kW|
|10 W||0.01 kW|
|11 W||0.011 kW|
|12 W||0.012 kW|
|13 W||0.013 kW|
Other Common Watt Conversions
Below is a table of common conversions from watts to other power units.
|1 watt in milliwatts||1000 mW|
|1 watt in megawatts||0.000001 MW|
|1 watt in gigawatts||0.000000001 GW|
|1 watt in electric horsepower||0.001340482574 ehp|
|1 watt in BTU/hr||3.412141635133 BTU/hr|