kB to kbit → CONVERT Kilobytes to Kilobits

info 1 kB is equal to 8 kbit
Kilobyte --to--> Kilobit

Kilobyte (kB) Versus Kilobit (kbit) - Comparison

Kilobytes and Kilobits are units of digital information used to measure storage capacity and data transfer rate.

Both Kilobytes and Kilobits are the "decimal" units. One Kilobyte is equal to 1000 bytes. One Kilobit is equal to 1000 bits. There are 0.125 Kilobyte in one Kilobit. Find more details on below table.

Unit Name Kilobyte Kilobit
Unit Symbol kB kb or kbit
Standard decimal decimal
Defined Value 10^3 or 1000^1 Bytes 10^3 or 1000^1 Bits
Value in Bits 8,000 1,000
Value in Bytes 1,000 125

Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit) Conversion - Formula & Steps

Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit) Conversion Image

The kB to kbit Calculator Tool provides a convenient solution for effortlessly converting data units from Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit). Let's delve into a thorough analysis of the formula and steps involved.

Outlined below is a comprehensive overview of the key attributes associated with both the source (Kilobyte) and target (Kilobit) data units.

Source Data Unit Target Data Unit
Equal to 1000 bytes
(Decimal Unit)
Equal to 1000 bits
(Decimal Unit)

The conversion diagram provided below offers a visual representation to help you better grasp the steps involved in calculating Kilobyte to Kilobit in a simplified manner.

÷ 8   
  x 8  

Based on the provided diagram and steps outlined earlier, the formula for converting the Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit) can be expressed as follows:

diamond CONVERSION FORMULA kbit = kB x 8

Now, let's apply the aforementioned formula and explore the manual conversion process from Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit). To streamline the calculation further, we can simplify the formula for added convenience.


Kilobits = Kilobytes x 8


Example : By applying the previously mentioned formula and steps, the conversion from 1 Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit) can be processed as outlined below.

  1. = 1 x 8
  2. = 8
  3. i.e. 1 kB is equal to 8 kbit.

Note : Result rounded off to 40 decimal positions.

You can employ the formula and steps mentioned above to convert Kilobytes to Kilobits using any of the programming language such as Java, Python, or Powershell.

Unit Definitions

What is Kilobyte ?

A Kilobyte (kB) is a decimal unit of digital information that is equal to 1000 bytes (or 8,000 bits) and commonly used to express the size of a file or the amount of memory used by a program. It is also used to express data transfer speeds and in the context of data storage and memory, the binary-based unit of kibibyte (KiB) is used instead.
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What is Kilobit ?

A Kilobit (kb or kbit) is a decimal 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.
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Excel Formula to convert from Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit)

Apply the formula as shown below to convert from 1 Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit).

  A B C
1 Kilobyte (kB) Kilobit (kbit)  
2 1 =A2 * 8  

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If you want to perform bulk conversion locally in your system, then download and make use of above Excel template.

Python Code for Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobit (kbit) Conversion

You can use below code to convert any value in Kilobyte (kB) to Kilobyte (kB) in Python.

kilobytes = int(input("Enter Kilobytes: "))
kilobits = kilobytes * 8
print("{} Kilobytes = {} Kilobits".format(kilobytes,kilobits))

The first line of code will prompt the user to enter the Kilobyte (kB) as an input. The value of Kilobit (kbit) is calculated on the next line, and the code in third line will display the result.

Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

How many Kilobytes(kB) are there in a Kilobit(kbit)?expand_more

There are 0.125 Kilobytes in a Kilobit.

What is the formula to convert Kilobit(kbit) to Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

Use the formula kB = kbit / 8 to convert Kilobit to Kilobyte.

How many Kilobits(kbit) are there in a Kilobyte(kB)?expand_more

There are 8 Kilobits in a Kilobyte.

What is the formula to convert Kilobyte(kB) to Kilobit(kbit)?expand_more

Use the formula kbit = kB x 8 to convert Kilobyte to Kilobit.

Which is bigger, Kilobyte(kB) or Kilobit(kbit)?expand_more

Kilobyte is bigger than Kilobit. One Kilobyte contains 8 Kilobits.

What is 8 Kilobit(kbit)?expand_more

8 Kilobit is equal to one Kilobyte(kB).

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