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The question: **"What is the weight of one kilopond? (kilogram force kgf)"** is easy to answer.

The kilopond is old and of no use. Do not think about it: **One kilopond = 1 kp weighs exact 1 kilogram = 1 kg.**

In 1960 the force unit kilopond was changed to newton in the SI system. 1 kp = 9.80665 N.

1 kg on the surface of the Earth weighs 9.80665 N, because 1 kg × 9.80665 m/s = 9.80665 N.

**In daily life on Earth we take:**

**1 newton (force) ≈ 1/9.80665 kg = 0.10197 kg ≈ 102 grams (weight).**

**1 kilonewton (force) = 1000 N ≈ 1000/9.80665 kg = 102 kg (weight).**

**Conversions of other force units**

Our physics teacher always said to us: One Newton is a bar of chocolate.102 gram ≈ 1 Newton. |

Weight is a) the force to a body in a gravitational field as the weight force, b) the mass of a physical body. |

**Conversion of newton to kilogram**

Not for physic professors and science teachers :-) Only for domestic use on Earth.

**Force is not Mass!**

Simply enter the value to the left or the right side. The calculator works in both directions of the ↔ sign. |

The force conversion formulasNewton to kilogram-force (N to kgf):1/9.80665 × N = 0.101971621298 × N = 1 kgfKilogram-force to newton (kgf to N):9.80665 × kgf = 1 Newton N |

Since 1977 kgf and kilopond (unit symbol kp) are no longer the
permissible unit of force. It was formerly a base unit of the Technical
measurement system. Correct is now only N (pronounced Newton). 1 kilogram force (kgf) was the force of gravity, which is pushing a mass of 1 kg at one place in the world on the ground; calculated according to Newton's law force = mass × acceleration. Since the acceleration is dependent on the location, the weight force is varying. Usually, however, the standard acceleration of gravity is used. 1 kgf = 9.80665 newtons. |

**Force conversion chart to newtons**

Unit Name |
Symbol |
SI Equivalent N |

atomic unit of force | a.u. | 8.238722 241×10 |

crinal | crinal | 0.1 N |

dyne | dyn | 1×10^{−5} N |

gram force | gf | 9.806650 × 10^{−3} N |

joule per centimeter | J/cm | 100 N |

kilogram force | kgf, kgp | 9.806650 N |

kilogram meter per square second | kg-m/s^{2} |
1 N |

kilopound force (kip force) | kipf | 4448.2216152605 N |

newton | N | 1 N |

ounce force (av.) | ozf (av.) | 0.2780138509537812 N |

pound force | lbf (av.), lbf | 4.4482216152605 N |

pound force foot per inch | lbf-ft/in | 53.3786 N |

poundal | pdl | 0.138254954376 N |

slug foot per square second | slug-ft/s^{2} |
4.44822 N |

slug force | 143.117 N | |

square foot inch of mercury (0 °C) | ft^{2}-inHg (0 °C) |
314.605 N |

square foot inch of mercury (16 °C) | ft^{2}-inHg (16 °C) |
313.751 N |

ton force (long) | 9964.01641818352 N | |

ton force (metric) | 9806.650 N | |

ton force (short) | 8896.443230521 N |

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