Question
Sun October 23, 2011 By: Bineesh B

what is the difference between kgf and kgwt?

Expert Reply
Fri October 28, 2011
1 kgwt means the "weight of a mass of 1 kg on earth". So:

W = ma = (1 kg)(9.81 m/s²) = 9.81 N = 1 kgwt
Kgf (kilogramme force) is the force due to gravity on 1 kilogramme mass.
1 kgf = 1 kg mass x g = 9.8 N
So, numerically, kgf and kgwt are same.
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