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English: Illustration of the metric horsepower (hp). One horsepower is the power needed to lift 75 kilograms (average weight of an person) by 1 metre (3.28 feet) within 1 second. The metric horsepower is equivalent to approx. 735.5 watts.
Français : Illustration de la définition d'un cheval vapeur (ch)
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Source File:Pferdestaerke.svg
Author Own work, original version in German by Sgbeer
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German version - Pferdestaerke (PS)

Dear writer, the picture you put for this definition has some incompetency. "" That's because the rope on the left side of the pulley has some angle with ground plane. If that angle is 30 degrees or 10 degrees which is not given here, your horsepower definition will change with respect to the cosinus function of that angle.


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current21:35, 7 September 2014Thumbnail for version as of 21:35, 7 September 2014716 × 414 (71 KB)RfassbindSpecified to the "metric" horsepower and adjusted equivalent watts. Added arrow.
20:13, 7 September 2014Thumbnail for version as of 20:13, 7 September 2014716 × 414 (71 KB)Rfassbind{{Information |Description=Illustration of the unit horse power (hp) |Source=File:Pferdestaerke.svg |Date=2014-09-0722:10 |Author={{own}}, original version in German by Sgbeer |Permission= |other_versions=[[File:Pferdestaerke.svg|t...
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