# Kilowatts to refrigeration tons conversion

## kW to tons conversion calculator

Enter the power in kilowatts and press the Convert button:

 Enter power in kilowatts: kW Result in refrigeration tons: RT

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#### Kilowatts to refrigeration tons

A kilowatt (symbol: kw) is a unit of power in the International System of Units (SI). The base unit of the kilowatt is the watt, which was named after Scottish inventor James Watt. As is consistent with SI units, the prefix kilo- means that a kilowatt equals one thousand watts or one thousand joules per second.

A ton of refrigeration (TR) is a unit of power. It is defined as the power required to melt or freeze 2000 pounds, also known as one short ton, of ice per day. The ton is more often a unit of mass. A ton of refrigeration is approximately equal to 12,000 BTU/h or 3.5 kW.

#### How to convert kW to tons

One refrigeration ton is equal to 3.5168525 kilowatts:

1 RT = 3.5168525 kW

One kilowatt is equal to 0.284345 refrigeration ton:

1 kW = 0.28434517 RT

So the power P in refrigeration tons (RT) is equal to the power P in kilowatts (kW) divided by 3.5168525:

P(RT) = P(kW) / 3.5168525

#### Example

Convert 5 kW to tons:

P(RT) = 5 kW / 3.5168525 = 1.4217 RT

#### kW to tons conversion table

Power (kW) Power (ton)
0.01 kW 0.0028434517 RT
0.1 kW 0.028434517 RT
1 kW 0.28434517 RT
10 kW 2.8434517 RT
100 kW 28.434517 RT

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