# kWh to Joules

1 kWh is equal to 3.6e+6 Joules. kWh stands for kilowatt-hour and is a measure of energy. Kilowatt-hours are generally used to calculate the cost associated with energy consumption. Kilowatt-hours are defined from the base SI units of time and energy. A Joule is equal to the work done by a force of one newton acting through one metre. The Joule derives its name from English physicist James Prescott Joule. A Joule can also be expressed in electrically terms as one watt-second. One watt-second is the energy released in one second by a current of one ampere through a resistance of one ohm. This converter can be used to convert any amount of kWh to Joules. Or convert any two units of measure with the PunchlistZero master converter.

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