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Symbol:  kW 
Category:  Power (Heat flow) 
SI Equivalent:  1000 W
Dimension ML2T-3 
System:  SI 
Convert     kW  
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Power (Heat flow)
  Symbol Unit Name
10×109  aW  abwatt (emu of power) 
3412.14  Btu (IT)/h  British thermal unit (IT) per hour 
56.869  Btu (IT)/min  British thermal unit (IT) per minute 
0.947817  Btu (IT)/s  British thermal unit (IT) per second 
3414.43  Btu (therm.)/h  British thermal unit (therm.) per hour 
56.9071  Btu (therm.)/min  British thermal unit (therm.) per minute 
0.948452  Btu (therm.)/s  British thermal unit (therm.) per second 
8.59858×105  cal (IT)/h  calorie (IT) per hour 
1.4331×104  cal (IT)/min  calorie (IT) per minute 
238.849  cal (IT)/s  calorie (IT) per second 
6.16438×105  cal (therm.)/h  calorie (therm.) per hour 
1.43403×104  cal (therm.)/min  calorie (therm.) per minute 
239.006  cal (therm.)/s  calorie (therm.) per second 
1.35962  cv, HP  cheval-vapeur (horsepower) 
10×109  dyn-cm/s  dyne-centimeter per second 
10×109  erg/s  erg per second 
2.65522×106  ft-lbf/h  foot-pound force per hour 
4.42537×104  ft-lbf/min  foot-pound force per minute 
737.562  ft-lbf/s  foot-pound force per second 
2.37304×104  ft-pdl/s  foot-poundal per second 
1.34102  HP  horsepower (550 ft-lbf/s) 
0.101942  HP  horsepower (boiler) 
1.34102  BHP, hp  horsepower (British) 
1.35962  cv, HP  horsepower (cheval-vapeur) 
1.35962  HP  horsepower (metric) 
1.34041  HP  horsepower (water) 
101.972  kgf-m/s  kilogram force-meter per second 
10.1972    prony 
0.254927  CTR (UK)  ton (refrigeration, UK) 
0.284349  CTR (US)  ton (refrigeration, US) 
1000  VA  volt-ampere 
1000  W  watt 
999.81  W  watt (int. mean) 
999.835  W  watt (int. US)