# Convert BTU to Watts (BTU to Watts Easily)

## Convert BTU to Watts (Calculator)

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Sometimes it becomes necessary to convert BTU/hr to Watts. While there are several online calculators to do this formula for you it is always helpful to know and understand what the formula is and the relation between BTU/hr and Watts.

Since BTU/hr is the old non-SI system of measurement but is still in wide usage around the world it is important to understand how to convert them to Watts and back again.

### What is a BTU/hr?

BTU stands for British Thermal Unit and one BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree Fahrenheit.

When used as a unit of measurement for the power of heating and cooling systems the technical unit of measurement is actually BTU/hr.

### What is a Watt?

A watt is a unit of measurement for energy transfer and one Watt is defined as one joule per second. This is the standard unit of measurement for the transfer of power.

### The Formula

1 BTU/hr = 0.2930710702 Watts

1 Watt = 3.4121416331 BTU/hr

To Convert From BTU/hr to Watts

BTU/hr x 0.2930710702 = Watts

To Covert From Watts to BTU/hr

Watts x 3.4121416331 = BTU/hr

### How to do the Calculation

Simply use the above formulas and enter the number of BTU/hr or Watts that you want to be converted into the formula, do the math, and you’re all set.

#### Here are some examples:

To find out the Watts in 200 BTU/hr

200 BTU/hr x 0.2930710702 = 58.61421404 Watts

To find out the BTU/hr in 200 Watts

200 Watts x 3.4121416331 = 682.42832662 BTU/hr

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