In this article I will show you how to convert 500 milliwatts into megawatts. Throughout the explanation below I might also call it 500 mlw to mgw. They are the same thing!
How to Convert Milliwatts to Megawatts
A milliwatt is smaller than a megawatt. I know that a mlw is smaller than a mgw because of something called conversion factors.
Put very simply, a conversion factor is a number that can be used to change one set of units to another, by multiplying or dividing it. So when we need to convert 500 milliwatts into megawatts, we use a conversion factor to get the answer.
The conversion factor for mlw to mgw is:
Now that we know what the conversion factor is, we can easily calculate the conversion of 500 mlw to mgw by multiplying
1.0E-9 by the number of milliwatts we have, which is 500.
So, the answer to the question "what is 500 milliwatts in megawatts?" is 5.0E-7 mgw.
Milliwatts to Megawatts Conversion Table
Below is a sample conversion table for mlw to mgw:
|Milliwatts (mlw)||Megawatts (mgw)|
Best Conversion Unit for 500 mlw
Sometimes when you work with conversions from one unit to another, the numbers can get a little confusing. Especially when dealing with really large numbers.
I've also calculated what the best unit of measurement is for 500 mlw.
To determine which unit is best, I decided to define that as being the unit of measurement which is as low as possible, without going below 1. Smaller numbers are more easily understood and can make it easier for you to understand the measurement.
The best unit of measurement I have found for 500 mlw is milliwatts and the amount is 500 mlw.