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Old 04-25-2005, 05:31 PM   #11
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Easy hp - kW...

1 kW = ~3/4 * hp.

A more exact number is .74xxx * hp
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so my car has 273kW. That sounds better than 205hp.
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:36 PM   #13
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so my car has 273kW. That sounds better than 205hp.
Wrong way. A kilowatt is larger than a horsepower, so multiply hp by ~.75, so the number gets smaller. That'* why I wrote .75 * hp.
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1 HP = 746 Watts, 240hp = 179 kW (179,040 W)
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:10 PM   #15
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And if you didn't know, 1 watt = 1 joule per second. Basic energy ouput rate.
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