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Back to All Calculators# Convert Watts to Horsepower

Horsepower to Watts## How many watts in a horsepower?

## How to convert watts to horsepower?

## Frequently asked questions about watts to horsepower

**What is the conversion between watts and horsepower?**

**How do I convert watts to horsepower?**

**How do I convert horsepower to watts?**

**Why do we use both watts and horsepower?**

**Can I directly convert between watts and horsepower for any engine or motor?**

**Are there any other units used to measure power?**

## How does this watts to horsepower converter work?

Convert watts to horsepower with our easy-to-use calculator. Instantly determine the equivalent horsepower for any given wattage.

In 1 watts there are 0.0013410220888438076 horsepower. Meanwhile in 1 horsepower there are 745.699872 watts. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure and how they are calculated. Or just use the Horsepower to Watts calculator above to convert any number.

Converting watts to horsepower is a simple process. To convert watts to horsepower, you can follow these steps:

**Understand the relationship**:- One horsepower equals approximately 746 watts.
- The watt is the unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), while the horsepower is an older unit of power commonly used for measuring the output of engines and motors.

**Determine the wattage**:- Locate the wattage value you want to convert to horsepower.
- This value can be found on the device or in the product specifications.

**Use the conversion formula**:- Divide the wattage value by 746 (the approximate conversion factor from watts to horsepower).
- This will give you the equivalent value in horsepower.

**Round and present the result**:- Round the calculated horsepower value to the nearest decimal place for simplicity and accuracy.
- Present the result as the converted value in horsepower.

Remember, this conversion is useful for various applications, especially when working with electrical devices and engines. So, the next time you need to convert watts to horsepower, simply follow these steps for a hassle-free conversion process.

When it comes to power, watts and horsepower are common units used to measure the output of engines and motors. The conversion between watts and horsepower is quite straightforward. One horsepower is equal to 745.7 watts. So, if you have a value in watts and want to convert it to horsepower, you simply divide the number by 745.7.

To convert from watts to horsepower, use the following formula: Horsepower = Watts / 745.7. For example, if you have a motor with a power output of 1000 watts, the equivalent horsepower would be 1000 / 745.7 = 1.34 horsepower.

If you want to convert from horsepower to watts, use the formula: Watts = Horsepower * 745.7. Let's say you have an engine with a power output of 2.5 horsepower. To find the equivalent value in watts, you would calculate 2.5 * 745.7 = 1864.25 watts.

Watts and horsepower are used to measure power in different contexts. Watts are commonly used in scientific and engineering applications, while horsepower is often used in the automotive and manufacturing industries. Horsepower is still widely used due to its historical significance and familiarity among consumers. Both units provide a measure of power, but they have different origins and applications.

While the conversion factor between watts and horsepower is consistent, it's important to note that the relationship between them is an approximation. The conversion assumes ideal conditions and does not account for factors such as efficiency, friction, or mechanical losses. Therefore, direct conversion between watts and horsepower may not be entirely accurate for every specific engine or motor.

Yes, there are several other units used to measure power. Some common ones include kilowatts (kW), ergs per second (erg/s), foot-pounds per minute (ft-lbf/min), and British thermal units per hour (BTU/h). The choice of unit depends on the specific industry, country, and application. It's important to ensure consistency when working with power units to avoid confusion.

The Calculate Box tool to convert watts to horsepower uses the open source script Convert.js to convert units of measurement. To use this tool, simply type watts value in the box and have it instantly converted to horsepower.