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# What is the Equivalent in BTU for 1 hp?

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### How many joules equals one horsepower?

OK these are known
1 HorsePower= 746 Watt
1 Watt= 3.413 BTU
by multiplying how many watts in an HP (746) by how many BTUs in
a watt (3.413)
we know 1 HP=2546 BTU
there are 1055 Joules in 1BTU
so multiply how many joules per 1 BTU (1055) by how many BTU in
1 HP (2546)
and you get
2,686,133.4 Joules per 1HP
Answer
You are comparing apples with oranges. A horsepower is the
Imperial unit of measurement for power, whereas the joule is the SI
unit of energy. Power and energy are two different quantities, so
you cannot convert one to the other. Further to the original
answer, there are no 'BTUs in a watt' because, again, a BTU is used
to measure energy, whereas the watt is used to measure power.
So the simple answer is you cannot convert joules to
horsepower.