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Watts (W) and kilowatts (kW) are units of power used to measure the rate at which energy is generated, transferred, or used. Here’s a brief explanation of each:

## Watts (W)

Watt is the base unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). It represents the rate at which energy is produced, consumed, or transferred in an electrical circuit. One watt is equivalent to one joule of energy per second. Watts are commonly used to measure small-scale power, such as household appliances, light bulbs, and electronics.

## Kilowatts (kW)

Kilowatt is a larger unit of power, equal to 1,000 watts or 1,000 joules per second. It is commonly used to measure larger-scale power, such as in industries, buildings, and power plants. Kilowatts are a practical unit when dealing with significant energy consumption or generation.

### How to convert W to kW

1kW = 1000W

**Watts to kilowatts conversion formula**

P_{(kW)} = P_{(W)} / 1000

For Example – Convert 1200 W to kilowatts

Ans. P(kW) = 1300W / 1000 = 1.2kW

**See Also**

### Watt to kilowatts conversion table

Power (watts) |
Power (kilowatts) |

0 W | 0 kW |

1 W | 0.001 kW |

10 W | 0.01 kW |

100 W | 0.1 kW |

1000 W | 1 kW |

10000 W | 10 kW |

100000 W | 100 kW |

1000000 W | 1000 kW |

## FAQs on Watt to kilowatts conversion

### How many watts is 1 kWh?

1 kilowatt-hour (kWh) is equal to 1,000 watts. So, 1 kWh = 1,000 watts.

### Is 1 watt equal to 1000 kilowatts?

No, 1 watt is not equal to 1000 kilowatts. 1 watt is equal to 0.001 kilowatts. So, 1 W = 0.001 kW.

### Is 1 watt equal to 1 kW?

No, 1 watt is not equal to 1 kilowatt. 1 watt is equal to 0.001 kilowatts. So, 1 W = 0.001 kW.

### How many kW is 1 unit?

unit is equivalent to 1 kilowatt-hour (kWh). So, 1 unit = 1 kWh.

### How much is 1 hp in 1 kW?

1 horsepower (hp) is approximately equal to 0.7355 kilowatts (kW). So, 1 hp ≈ 0.7355 kW.

### Why is 1 hp equal to 746 watts?

The conversion factor of 1 horsepower (hp) to watts is 746. This value was established by James Watt, the Scottish engineer who contributed significantly to the development of the steam engine. He used this value to compare the power output of horses to the power output of steam engines, thus giving rise to the term horsepower.

### What is 1 BHP equal to?

BHP stands for brake horsepower, which is another term for mechanical horsepower. 1 BHP is approximately equal to 0.9863 horsepower or 0.9863 hp.