The Meaning Of Horsepower

A lot of us probably don’t understand what is meant by the word horsepower. Some may have probably taken it as its literal meaning. Horsepower. This word simply presents a unit measurement unit. It means the amount of work that can be done in a certain amount of time. Approximately, a horsepower presents about 735.5 watts.

This term was adopted in the 18th century. A Scottish engineer in a very simple manner did some craft conversions and comparisons of the power of a horse-drawn carriage and a steam engine. This gave an approximate value for the amount of power that can be presented by one horse unit. Presently, many engines and vehicles are rated using horsepower. While some countries use watt as a standard measurement, others have adopted the horsepower as a standard measurement as well.

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