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Volts (V) and kilovolts (kV) are units of electrical potential difference, also known as voltage. Voltage is the measure of electric potential energy per unit charge and represents the force that drives electric current through a circuit.

## Volts (V)

This is the basic unit of voltage in the International System of Units (SI). One volt is defined as the potential difference across a conductor when a current of one ampere (A) flows through it, dissipating one watt (W) of power. In other words, it’s the force that pushes one unit of electric charge (coulomb) through a circuit.

## Kilovolts (kV)

Kilovolt is a multiple of the volt, where “kilo” denotes a factor of one thousand. One kilovolt is equal to 1000 volts. Kilovolts are commonly used when dealing with higher-voltage systems, such as power transmission lines, industrial machinery, and certain medical equipment.

### How to convert volts to kilovolts

1 V = 10^{-3} kV = 0.001 kV

or

1 kV = 10^{3} V = 1000 V

#### Volts to kilovolts formula

V_{(kV)} = V_{(V)} / 1000

**Example – Convert 500 Volts to kilovolts**

**Ans.** V_{(kV)} = 500V / 1000 = 0.5 kV

### Volts to kV conversion table

Volts (V) | Kilovolts (kV) |

0 V | 0 kV |

1 V | 0.001 kV |

10 V | 0.01 kV |

100 V | 0.1 kV |

1000 V | 1 kV |

## FAQs on Volts to kV conversion

### How many volts are in a kV?

One kilovolt (kV) is equal to 1,000 volts (V).

### How do you convert volts to kV?

To convert volts (V) to kilovolts (kV), divide the voltage value in volts by 1,000.

### What is 240 volts in kV?

240 volts (V) is equal to 0.24 kilovolts (kV).

### What is 440 volts in kV?

440 volts (V) is equal to 0.44 kilovolts (kV).

### What is 60 kV in volts?

60 kilovolts (kV) is equal to 60,000 volts (V).

### What is 1 kV in electricity?

In electricity, 1 kilovolt (kV) represents a potential difference of 1,000 volts (V). It is commonly used to denote high voltages, such as in power distribution and industrial applications.