What Does Horsepower Mean?

What exactly is the meaning of horsepower?

It is a common inscription on a number of large SUV cars that we find around. The inscription is also found on boilers and power generators. So what is exactly is the meaning of horsepower?

Horsepower is a unit of measuring the amount of mechanical energy dissipated per unitary time. For example, let’s say that a large SUV has 300 horsepower.

This means that the maximum amount of energy that the engine dissipates when it is fully engaged is three hundred horsepower. It is also important to note that smaller engines are described using the displacement of their pistons as compared.

Thus such engines as described by centimeter cubic of displacement. This unit is used for mechanical energy only. It is, however, possible to convert the same to watts. Traditionally, electronics are not rated using horse power.

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