# KiB to kbit Calculator - Convert Kibibytes to Kilobits ## Conversion History (Last 6)

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## KiB to kbit - Conversion Formula and Steps

Kibibyte and Kilobit are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate. Kibibyte is a binary standard unit where as Kilobit is decimal. One Kibibyte is equal to 1024 bytes. One Kilobit is equal to 1000 bits. There are 0.1220703125 Kibibytes in one Kilobit. - view the difference between both units Source Data UnitTarget Data Unit
Kibibyte (KiB)
Equal to 1024 bytes
(Binary Unit)
Kilobit (kbit)
Equal to 1000 bits
(Decimal Unit)

The formula of converting the Kibibyte to Kilobit is represented as follows :

kbit = KiB x (8x1024) / 1000

Note : Here we are converting the units between different standards. The source unit Kibibyte is Binary where as the target unit Kilobit is Decimal. In such scenario, first we need to convert the source unit to the basic unit - Byte - multiply with 8x1024, and then convert to target unit by dividing with 1000 .

Now let us apply the above formula and, write down the steps to convert from Kibibyte (KiB) to Kilobit (kbit).

1. STEP 1 → Kilobit = Kibibyte x (8x1024) / 1000
2. STEP 2 → Kilobit = Kibibyte x 8192 / 1000
3. STEP 3 → Kilobit = Kibibyte x 8.192

Example : If we apply the above steps, conversion from 10 KiB to kbit, will be processed as below.

1. = 10 x (8x1024) / 1000
2. = 10 x 8192 / 1000
3. = 10 x 8.192
4. = 81.92
5. i.e. 10 KiB is equal to 81.92 kbit.

(Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.)

You can use above formula and steps to convert Kibibyte to Kilobit using any of the programming language such as Java, Python or Powershell.

#### Definition : Kibibyte

A Kibibyte (KiB) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1024 bytes (or 8,192 bits) and is defined by the International Electro technical Commission(IEC). The prefix "kibi" is derived from the binary number system and it is used to distinguish it from the decimal-based "kilobyte" (KB). It is widely used in the field of computing as it more accurately represents the amount of data storage and data transfer in computer systems.

#### Definition : Kilobit

A Kilobit (kb or kbit) is a unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bits. It is commonly used to express data transfer speeds, such as the speed of an internet connection and to measure the size of a file. In the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of Kibibit (Kibit) is used instead.

### Excel Formula to convert from KiB to kbit

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from Kibibyte to Kilobit.

ABC
1Kibibyte (KiB)Kilobit (kbit)
21=A2 * 8.192
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