Converting kg cal/hour into Watts?

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In summary, to convert kg cal/hour into Watts, use the conversion formula: Watts = (kg cal/hour) x 1.163. The conversion factor for kg cal/hour to Watts is 1.163, and an example of converting 10 kg cal/hour to Watts is 11.63 Watts. It is also possible to estimate the conversion without a calculator using the approximation of 1 kg cal/hour to 1.163 Watts. Converting units is important for easier comparison and understanding of measurements, and in this case, it allows for better understanding of energy consumption and efficiency in different systems.
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converting kg cal/hour into Watts?

As the title suggests how should I go about converting kg cal/hour into Watts?

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What is a kg cal? as you wrote it it's impossible - cal/hour and watts are power (ie energy /time) kg cal/hour isn't
 
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for your question! Converting from kg cal/hour to Watts involves converting between units of energy (calories) and power (Watts). Here is the process to follow:

1. First, we need to understand the units involved. A calorie (cal) is a unit of energy, specifically the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius. A Watt (W) is a unit of power, which is the rate at which energy is transferred or used.

2. Next, we need to know the conversion factor between calories and Watts. This can be found by using the definition of a Watt, which is 1 Joule (J) per second (s). We know that 1 calorie is equal to 4.184 Joules, so we can set up the following equation:

1 cal = 4.184 J

3. Now, we can use this conversion factor to convert from kg cal/hour to Watts. First, we need to convert the given unit of kg cal/hour into Joules per hour. To do this, we multiply by the conversion factor for calories (4.184 J/cal) and the conversion factor for hours (3600 s/h):

1 kg cal/hour = 1 kg x (4.184 J/cal) x (3600 s/h) = 15,058.4 J/hour

4. Finally, we can convert from Joules per hour to Watts by dividing by the number of seconds in an hour (3600 s/h):

15,058.4 J/hour = 15,058.4 J/3600 s = 4.18 W

Therefore, 1 kg cal/hour is equal to 4.18 Watts.

I hope this explanation helps you understand the process of converting kg cal/hour into Watts. Just remember to always pay attention to the units involved and use the proper conversion factors.
 

Related to Converting kg cal/hour into Watts?

1. How do you convert kg cal/hour into Watts?

The conversion formula for kg cal/hour to Watts is: Watts = (kg cal/hour) x 1.163.

2. What is the conversion factor for kg cal/hour to Watts?

The conversion factor for kg cal/hour to Watts is 1.163.

3. Can you provide an example of converting kg cal/hour into Watts?

Example: Convert 10 kg cal/hour to Watts. Watts = (10 kg cal/hour) x 1.163= 11.63 Watts

4. Is it possible to convert kg cal/hour to Watts without using a calculator?

Yes, you can estimate the conversion by using the fact that 1 kg cal/hour is approximately 1.163 Watts.

5. Why is it important to convert kg cal/hour into Watts?

Converting units allows for easier comparison and understanding of measurements. In this case, converting kg cal/hour to Watts is important for understanding energy consumption and efficiency in different systems.

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