When James Watt created the unit of horsepower, he set it equal to 550 foot-pounds per second.

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## How many ft lbs is 1 hp?

When James Watt created the unit of horsepower, he set it equal to 550 foot-pounds per second.

## How many pounds of force is in a horsepower?

By using our Horsepower Hour to Pound Force Foot conversion tool, you know that one Horsepower Hour is equivalent to 1980000.35 Pound Force Foot.

**How many hp is lb/ft s?**

lbf. ft/s↔hp 1 hp = 550.00003666358 lbf. ft/s.

### How do you convert pounds to horsepower?

Conversion chart – foot pounds per second to horsepower – Metric

- foot-pound-force per second to horsepower – Metric = 0.0018 hp.
- foot pounds per second to horsepower – Metric = 0.0037 hp.
- foot pounds per second to horsepower – Metric = 0.0055 hp.
- foot pounds per second to horsepower – Metric = 0.0074 hp.

### What’s the difference between hp and torque?

What’s the difference? In very simple terms, torque allows you to feel the sensation of acceleration when you put your foot down, while horsepower is your overall speed and power. This makes sense when you consider that horsepower is calculated from torque.

**Can torque be converted to horsepower?**

The equation to calculate horsepower is simple: Horsepower = Torque x RPM / 5,252.

## How much weight can a 1 hp motor lift?

The constant 1 horsepower equals 550 foot-pounds per second. In other words, 1 horsepower is the amount of work required to move a load of 550 pounds over 1 foot, in 1 second.

## How do you convert ft lb to HP min?

The foot pounds per minute unit number 33,000.00 ft lbf/min converts to 1 hp I, one Mechanical horsepower. It is the EQUAL power value of 1 Mechanical horsepower but in the foot pounds per minute power unit alternative.

**Can horsepower be converted to torque?**

Mathematically, horsepower equals torque multiplied by rpm. H = T x rpm/5252, where H is horsepower, T is pound-feet, rpm is how fast the engine is spinning, and 5252 is a constant that makes the units jibe.

### Is it better to have torque or horsepower?

So, which is better for you and your racing dreams? Well, if you just want to go fast and hit 140 mph, then horsepower would be more effective for you. However, if you want a strong car that can pull boulders and take off quickly, a high torque might be more important to you. In short, torque makes your vehicle quick.

### Why is torque higher than hp?

Torque multiplied by rpm returns horsepower. Basically, the faster the crankshaft spins with the same amount of force, the more power an engine will make. A car with more hp than torque will always be quicker since this gives a car acceleration and speed.

**How much torque does 1 HP have?**

The definition of 1 Horsepower is displacing 1 lb. 33,000 ft. in one minute or 33,000 lb-ft / minute.

## How much torque does a 0.5 hp motor have?

Standard Designs Of Torque Motors (Motors for winding) Available From Mark Elektriks

SR.NO. | KW/HP | LOCKED ROTOR TORQUE 415 VOLTS |
---|---|---|

3 | 0.37/0.5 | 0.25 KG-M |

4 | 0.75/1.0 | 0.5 KG-M |

5 | 0.75/1.0 | 0.9 KG-M |

6 | 1.1/1.5 | 0.75 KG-M |

## What does foot lbs of torque mean?

So, first thing first: torque is a measure of force. It’s measured in pound-feet (lb-ft). So, one pound acting on a lever one foot away from an axle will be one lb-ft of torque.

**What is HP equal to?**

746 watts

A power level of 1 hp is approximately equivalent to 746 watts (W) or 0.746 kilowatts (kW). To convert from horsepower to watts, multiply by 746. To convert from watts to horsepower, multiply by 0.00134.