Kilogram Force

Equivalent to the force exerted by 1 kilogram due to the local acceleration due to gravity.

1 kilogram-force (kgf)=9.80665 N 1 kilopond=1 kgf
1 pound-force (lbf)=4.44822 N 1 ton-force9964.02 N

A kilogram force is sometimes known as kilopond which is again abbreviated to kp.

See also: Force, Metre Kilopond.

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Subjects: Units