Refrigeration tons to kilowatts conversion

Refrigeration tons (RT) to kilowatts (kW) power conversion calculator and how to convert.

Tons to kW conversion calculator

Enter the power in tons and press the Convert button:

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

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Refrigeration tons to kilowatts

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.

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.

How to convert tons to kW

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

P(kW) = P(RT) × 3.5168525

Example

Convert 2 RT to kilowatts:

P(kW) = 2 RT × 3.5168525 = 7.033705 kW

Tons to kW conversion table

Power (ton) Power (kW)
0.01 RT 0.035168525 RT
0.1 RT 0.35168525 RT
1 RT 3.5168525 RT
10 RT 35.168525 RT
100 RT 351.68525 RT

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