## Hz to kilohertz Calculator

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Hertz (Hz) is the derived unit of measure for frequency.

Hertz named after the German Heinrich Hertz, who was a physicist who stated electromagnetism and revealed the existence of electromagnetic waves.

It defines as the number of one cycle per second of an electrical frequency or signal. Kilohertz (kHz) is the number of a thousand cycles per second for an electrical frequency or signal.

The conversion of hz to kilohertz is important as it describes the frequency of vibrations and sounds usually expressed in Hz or kHz.

The conversion of hz to kilohertz involves the following formula;

**Formula**

f(Hz) = f (kHz) *1000

f is the frequency

f(Hz) = frequency in hertz

f (kHz) = frequency in kilohertz

1000 is a constant of proportionality.

Kilohertz (kHz) is equivalent to hertz (Hz) divide by 1000.

f(kHz) = f(Hz)/1000

This may be simplified as;

1000Hz = 1kHz which simplifies to 1Hz = 0.001kHz. This simply means 1000Hz make 1 kHz.

Example to understand the formula for conversion of hz to kilohertz;

**Example 1**

The vibration of a tuning fork recorded a frequency of 500Hz. Calculate the frequency in kHz.

**Calculation**

1. Pick the formula

1Hz = kHz*1000

2. Define the value given in the question and substitute it into your formula

Frequency given is in Hz

500Hz

Substituting this value into the formula;

500Hz = kHz*1000

500Hz/1000=kHz

= 0.5kHz

**Example 2**

Convert 1200Hz into kilohertz.

**Calculation**

1. Pick the formula

1Hz = kHz*1000

2. Frequency given is 1200Hz

Substitute the value into the formula

1200Hz = kHz*1000

1200Hz/1000 = kHz

=1.2kHz

The above is the formula for the conversion of Hz to kilohertz.

The formula is simplified and easy to understand, working within any given conversion problem for Hz to kilohertz.

Of importance to note in the conversion is that the frequency figure in hertz (Hz) is large than the figure in kilohertz (kHz) after conversion.

Always check for errors after calculation if you are doing the conversion manually.