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What is the difference between BHP and PS?

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William James

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Answered May 19, 2020

Worthy of note is the fact that horsepower and PS are necessarily not identical when it comes to their values as there is a difference in the value of each unit. One horsepower is equal to 746 Watts while one PS is the equivalence of 735 Watts. When PS is compared to BHP, you get a coefficient of about 0.98.

BHP is becoming more popular all over the world as we begin to adapt standardized units of measuring things. Although PS is still kind of popular in certain areas of Europe, it is no longer a statutory unit, and it is largely considered as obsolete.

Despite being considered obsolete, it is still used to advertise as lots of people are still very much familiar with the term. One only needs to multiply the PS value by 0.98 to get BHP or divide BHP by 0.98 to get the value of PS.

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D. Nichols

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Answered May 12, 2020

Bhp is known to be the measure of the power that is used when using the crankshaft. This is being measured without taking into account the power losses that come from using the cylinder friction. PS is also known as the power output rating. If you are wondering how it has gotten the acronym PS, you should realize that this comes from the word “Pferdestrke.”

This can translate to horse strength. BHP, on the other hand, means brake horsepower. These are the terms that are used when dealing with different mechanical items. Most people would use these terms for automobiles, but they can be used for other things as well.

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